Many of us have heard about the British having tea at 5 o’clock, and we all have this image of elegant gentlemen and ladies surrounded by teapots, scones, cucumber sandwiches, and biscuits in our minds. But, how many of us are actually able to partake in such an event? That’s why Shakespeare School has come up with the perfect solution – to end each Conversation Club module with an English Tea Party!
Where did we have the tea parties this time around? Well, the Dorobanti branch of Shakespeare School was the site of 6 tea parties last week, and each one of them started and ended with a bang! The English-loving kids bore the freezing weather to make it to the tea parties which started with the tossing of a squeaky dwarf, and continued with other fast and noisy games.
We introduced the world of teas to the children by having a tea-sniffing ceremony where the kids smelled and guessed the different teas. After this, the kids moved on to the highly anticipated event that is drinking fruit tea and eating yummy biscuits. One can still hear some of the children raving about the fruit tea which they proclaimed as absolutely DELICIOUS 🙂
Besides games, tea and biscuits, we also watched many video clips to find out more about English tea parties. The younger children watched the craziest tea party ever (thanks to Alice in Wonderland), and the older kids watched video clips on how to host an English tea party and how to make the perfect cup of English tea. All the kids learned about the traditions of afternoon tea in England and we also talked about some tea legends. And as mentioned above, the tea parties ended with a bang – that is a food fight in Shakespeare School style.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and so I’m going to leave you with a few thousand words that will describe the tea parties 🙂 The next batch of tea parties will be held in June, at the end of the second module, and if you want to join in the fun, we look forward to having you in the Conversation Club!