Allied Bakeries has welcomed 29 primary school children from Carryduff, Northern Ireland for a guided tour of its bakery and a pancake decorating demonstration.

St Joseph’s Primary School was granted access to the plant bakery after winning a competition through magazine publication NI4Kids.

Some of the highlights included Sunblest pancakes, soda bread, potato bread and Kingsmill loaves being mixed, baked and packaged – ready for delivery. The primary school also witnessed a real-life pancake robot in action.

Peter Henry, general manager of Allied Bakeries, said: “We absolutely loved opening the bakery doors and offering a sneak peek for the pupils of St Joseph’s Primary School as part of our community outreach programme.

“We are a local business, based in East Belfast, and as such we want to engage with the community in which we operate – this was a particularly fun way in which to do this, so much so that we hope to make it an annual event.”

Allied Bakeries recently teamed up with Coultons Bread to open a new depot in Caernarfon, Wales, creating 20 new jobs.