Time for tea

A group of year 9 students hosted a special Tea Party on the afternoon of Wednesday 15th June as an opportunity to show off their practical work and celebrate their achievements.


The 9ta textiles group have been working hard since Easter to produce fabric tea cosies in a range of unique designs. During that time, students have learnt many principles of textiles technology including: pattern making, creating seams, hand tacking, hand embroidery, machine stitching and adding colour and texture using a range of textiles techniques.

The group worked together to plan and organise the party to display their practical work, which has helped to improve their skills in event planning and organisation, communication and team work. Students helped to set up and run activities and games, served food and drinks (including their own handmade scones), welcomed guests at the door and presented their practical work to visitors.

The event was a huge success and the students enjoyed being given the opportunity to talk about their work to a wide range of guests which included members of the school's leadership team, teaching staff and their peers.    

Class 9ta would like to thank the invited year 7 expert learners and all the staff who attended their event. They would also like to give a big thank you to all the staff who supported in organising and running the event and to those who made tea cosies.

Chris Hearson, Teacher of Textiles, commented: “I am very proud of all the hard work, effort and enthusiasm that has been displayed by the students of class 9ta over the last few weeks. It was great to see all their hard work rewarded at a very successful, fun filled and positive event."


(ABOVE) Teacher of Textiles Chris Hearson (Right) points out some of the students' work to Assistant Headteacher Rebecca Pindar.

(ABOVE) The event was well supported by staff and students.

(ABOVE) The students made their own scones, which proved very popular with all the guests


(BELOW) A selection of the cosies designed and made by the students...