Afternoon Tea in Room 1

On Monday the 30th April 2018, following the study of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ Room One looked at the conventions surrounding afternoon tea and decided to host our own version. We examined various afternoon tea menus and decided to include crustless finger sandwiches, scones with fresh cream and jam as well as a selection of cakes and pastries. It was important that the girls were aware of the etiquette surrounding the event so on the day when everyone had their posh cup and saucer as well as the appropriate cutlery, we looked at how to drink tea properly in addition to using a pastry fork and spoon to eat dessert. The event was a great success and we felt it would be most beneficial to compare it with afternoon tea at The Hayfield Manor next year!