the afternoon of Tuesday 5th February 2013, genteel
manners and cups of tea were the order of the day at
Derwent Vale Primary and Nursery School. The school
hall, normally the scene of assemblies, PE lessons and
school lunches, was transformed in a very short space of
time to resemble a tea room ready to rival the Ritz in
Pupils from the school invited grandparents and
neighbours to take part in a Tea Afternoon, funded by
the Mother's Union in recognition of local areas that
had suffered the effects of the recent catastrophic
flooding that hit Cumbria.
year groups from Nursery to Year 6 had been hard at work
during the earlier part of the week preparing food and
table decorations to make sure the Tea Afternoon would
be one to remember.
Children had also been practising songs to entertain
their guests, making sure the event ended with everyone
leaving the Afternoon Tea with a song in their heart.