Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Please may I take your order, mother and father?

PARENTS were able to sit back and relax as they were waited on by their children for a night.

PARENTS were able to sit back and relax as they were waited on by their children for a night.

The Sonning Common Primary School pupils served spaghetti bolognese and macaroni cheese in the school hall.

They had earlier set the dinner tables with folded napkins and specially designed Italian menus. The children greeted their guests, who included their siblings, and showed them to their tables before taking orders for food and drink.

The session was part of etiquette lessons for the year five pupils, who have learnt how to use cutlery properly and watched a DVD on table manners. Liz Steele, a teaching assistant who organised the lessons, said: “There’s so many of them in the dining room that we want to know they are behaving well.

“We have a golden table where children are selected to come and sit on a Monday if they have shown exemplary etiquette and their picture goes on the wall. It’s all about being able to demonstrate to the rest of the school the importance of table manners.”

Charlie Davenport, 10, of Ashford Avenue, said: “It was weird serving because normally I’m the one being served. Now I know how the waiter at a restaurant feels.”

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