The opportunity to have afternoon tea with all the trimmings
had a group of 14 Alexandra children on their best behaviour
this week. Good manners were to the fore for the ''posh''
event which was part of the Central Stories Museum and Art
Gallery school holiday programme called ''Life in the
Victorian Era''. Zoe Rendall (9, above), of Alexandra, enjoys
The children made a ''Faberge'' egg and played games from the
era. They learned how to make butter and scones during the
session and then enjoyed ''high tea'' using bone china cups
There was much laughter after museum project manager Rachel
Checketts reminded them behaving like ladies and gentlemen
meant the ''men'' had to pull out the chairs for the
''ladies'' to sit on. The session was the second in three
themed days in the holiday programme. The final one is ''Life
in Samurai Warrior Japan'' on Tuesday.