Everything stops for tea!

Overseas students at Sibford School enjoyed a quintessential English tradition when they made, baked, served and ate a typical afternoon tea.

Out came the bone china cups and saucers; the tea pot was warmed; and there was a tasty offering of dainty finger sandwiches, cupcakes and scones … complete with clotted cream and strawberry jam. The students even discovered the contrasting traditions of Devon and Cornwall … discussing whether they preferred their jam on top of the cream or below.

Student Emily, whose home is in Markkleeberg, said:  “It was a great lesson and really enjoyable.  We learnt all about the different types of food that make up a typical English afternoon tea. I am now looking forward to making some scones for my brother next time I  go back home to Germany.”

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