Tea party at Howard Road Community Centre funded by Love Your Street brings the community together
A celebratory tea party took place on 17 February at Howard Road Community Centre attended by a group of young people who regularly go to Howard Road youth activity nights. The funding came from Love Your Street and enabled young people to learn cookery skills and use their skills to bring the community together by holding a tea party.
The food was baked by young people who also helped to decorate the table and lay out the food. They had sandwiches, scones with jam & cream, Victoria sponge, fancy cakes, pop cakes and biscuits as well as fruit.
In advance of the big day, the young people had five sessions developing their skills in baking scones, cup cakes, tie-dye cakes, cookies and biscuits and even cake pops!
Sophie King is Motiv8 Portsmouth co-ordinator:
“It was a fun event and even four new young people came along specially. The tea party was attended by some of the parents and it was good for them to see what the young people have been doing. The preparation for the tea party meant that young people have learned skills they can use at home, as well as gained confidence in the kitchen and learned how to work together as a group.”