Year 11 students created and presented a high tea as part of their hospitality GCSE. They devised a menu, worked in teams to prepare different dishes and presented the food attractively for serving.
Dishes included finger sandwiches, mille-feuilles, cheese straws, shortbread, battenburg cake, chocolate and orange muffins and home-made lemonade.
DT teacher Mrs Wykes said: ‘Presentation is key when it comes to serving a hotel-quality high tea and we wanted the students to emulate this attention to detail with their dishes. They spent one lesson preparing different items and the following one was all about the presentation of a tasty and appealing looking buffet.
'This session is a reward for all the revision work the students have been doing in recent weeks, and it teaches them the importance of presentation and teamwork. We are hoping to visit a local hotel to see how the professionals present their afternoon teas as appealing to customers, both visually and in terms of taste, is a key aspect of hospitality, so the more research the students can do the better.’