A Virtual Tour to Gardenia

By Lian Janessa M. Escarillo, 4-Prayerful A

One of the major challenges of online distance learning is the actual experience of having an educational tour. Who says it is not possible?

Gardenia Bakers Philippines and St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina tied up this school year to come up with a virtual tour that gave the young Scholasticans an extraordinary experience at the comforts of their homes. The following dates were set for the said activity. Nursery and Kindergarten – January 23, 2021

Grade 1 – October 29, 20202
Grade 2 – October 28, 2020
Grade 3 – January 15, 2021
Grade 4 – January 22, 2021
Grade 5 – January 8, 2021

This first ever school nutri-tour online program was initiated by Gardenia Bakers Philippines. Ms. Michelle Jane R. Agquiz, RND and Mr. Melchizedek Bicua, RND were the facilitators of the virtual tour program.

Activities include lectures on proper hand washing and healthy eating habits, a quiz bee, a virtual trip to the facilities of Gardenia Plant that shows the bread-making process and food manufacturing practices, and lastly, the recipe making. Scholasticans were asked to prepare the ingredients of the assigned recipe and followed the procedure in making it during the program. Recipes from Gardenia's selection of nutritious bread were part of the ingredients.

Surprises did not end after the program. The students individually received freebies and brochures from Gardenia which were delivered to the school. Prizes in the form of Gardenia breads were also given to students who joined the quizzes prepared by the facilitators.

Thank you so much, Gardenia Bakers Philippines, for facilitating this online workshop for the Scholasticans. It was definitely a one-of-a-kind experience.