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Time for Tea

When we heard that afternoon tea for prospective Y7 students was going to be taking place, the Confucius Classroom  thought what better way to introduce new students to the diverse nature of our Academy and its language department than givng them a taste of Chinese tea?  Oolong tea, to be precise. 

So, thanks to Xiaoxiao and Rui, a gorgeous porcelain Chinese tea set was bought and nibbles provided; the stage was set! 

I had anticipated me needing to cajole people in to sampling the smoky delights of Oolong tea or trying the seasame biscuits, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that our new students were adventurous and up for trying something totally different.  With the expert grace of Rui and Xiaoxiao, students and parents (and staff!!) were treated to a Chinese twist on an otherwise very English afternoon tea!

A very Chinese tea party!

Rui serving a parent some Oolong tea

Xiaoxiao serving new students

Mr Dicks is poured his cup of tea

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