Darlington students host afternoon tea to support country's soldiers (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Darlington students host afternoon tea to support country's soldiers
10:51am Saturday 2nd November 2013 in News
AFTERNOON tea spanned the generations as an academy opened its doors to the elderly community.
Darlington School of Mathematics staged a special afternoon tea, featuring nostalgic wartime music, as part of a series of events to support the Army Benevolent Fund.
Students waited on with plates of sandwiches, cakes and other tasty treats, washed down with gallons of tea.
Visitor and retired teacher Elizabeth Mann said: “It has been a lovely idea and the students have been delightful.
"I believe strongly in the need to recognise the work of our armed forces personnel and we have to do what we can to support them.”
Student Amy Parkin, 15, added: “It has been a really nice thing to do and we have all enjoyed ourselves.
"As students we are conscious of the difficulties faced by many of our classmates whose families are in the army which makes it even more important to help.”
School governor and Darlington councillor Jan Cossins said she had invited residents from homes and sheltered housing because it was important to see generations mixing.
“It has been lovely seeing them all get on so well and the school did everyone proud providing a great afternoon tea,” she said.
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