College students could be in repeat performance after thanks

The jubilee tea party thrown by Sidmouth College sixth formers for their neighbours was such a success that it may be repeated in reply to a deluge of “thank you” letters and appeals for an encore.

The jubilee tea party thrown by Sidmouth College sixth formers for their neighbours was such a success that it may be repeated in reply to a deluge of “thank you” letters and appeals for an encore.

The food technology students donned their pinnies to cook the food which they then dressed up as waiters to serve.

“Typically British” food such as scones and sandwiches was on the menu, in the hall decked with red white and blue ribbons and royal memorabilia.

A student orchestra played “old favourites” and the event ended with the school choir’s rousing rendition of the national anthem.


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So delighted were the guests that they wrote gushing letters of thanks to the college.

Ann England, of Primley Mead, said: “It’s been lovely and the children are wonderful.

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“The food and the music have all been fantastic.”

Another guest, Betty Clarke, wrote: “It was beautifully presented and we were most impressed with the huge amount of preparation by all who took part to make it such an enjoyable occasion.

She added her thanks to all those who “worked so hard behind the scenes” and to the band whose sweet music made the event so memorable.

The college principal said it was a “pleasure” to share the pupils’ jubilee celebrations with the neighbours, many of whom had not visited the school before.

“We all agreed that it would be lovely to make this a regular event,” he added.

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