Everything stops for tea!

Sibford School | 10 Jan 2019 | ISC Icon
Overseas students discover the delights of a typical English afternoon tea
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Overseas students at Sibford School in Oxfordshire 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.”

Pictured enjoying a cuppa are overseas students: Annie, Emily, Lily and Rita.




About Sibford School

Established in 1842 as a co-educational boarding school for the children of Quaker families, Sibford School is set in 50 acres of grounds and is surrounded by glorious Oxfordshire countryside. Today the school accommodates both day pupils and boards, of all faiths and none, and is currently home to around 420 young people between the ages of 3 and 18.

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