Students from Newcastle College served up a teatime treat yesterday at Discovery Museum’s first ever afternoon tea.
The 1940s inspired event was held in the Great Hall with around 100 guests treated to a traditional afternoon tea, freshly prepared by Level 3 Patisserie students. Visitors enjoyed a selection of homemade sandwiches, scones, cakes and macaroons and were served with tea and coffee by Hospitality students.
They were greeted on arrival by Travel and Tourism students and led into a Waltz, Cha Cha Cha and Tango during a dance interlude to 1940s music.
The event was a collaboration between Discovery Museum and Newcastle College and is hoped to be the first of many events that the two organisations will run together.
Discovery Museum Manager, Carolyn Ball said “The Tea Dance was a great opportunity for us to work in partnership with Newcastle College and provide a unique experience not only for our visitors, but also for the students who worked at the event.
“The afternoon tea was delicious and I overhead many visitors saying what a wonderful event this was. We look forward to working with Newcastle College again on a variety of future projects.”
Andy Brown, Team Leader for Hospitality at Newcastle College’s Lifestyle Academy, said: “Our students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work on this event. The experience of working with Discovery Museum and the general public gives them a fantastic insight into how the industry works and will be a great addition to their CVs. We have developed a great relationship with Discovery Museum and hope to run similar events in the future.”