Duchess of Cornwall Birthday Tea Party

To celebrate the Duchess of Cornwall’s 70th birthday, and Woodcroft’s wonderful nomination to receive a special gift from Her Royal Highness, we held a very British tea party on Monday.

Mrs Valoti and Mrs Cahill invited a group of pupils and representatives from the Beanstalk Reading Charity to enjoy cucumber sandwiches, scones and cream, fresh strawberries and lots of other traditional treats.

Cucumber sandwiches followed by strawberries and cream!

The Duchess with her birthday bookshelf

The Duchess of Cornwall is the patron of Beanstalk, an organisation which promotes and supports literacy in schools by training volunteer readers. Woodcroft is the longest supporter of this charity in Barnet and so was chosen to receive a specially designed bookshelf stocked with the best children’s literacy. Only 70 primary schools from across the UK will receive this unique bookshelf. All the schools selected have shown a commitment to promoting reading for enjoyment.


Beanstalk is a charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide one-to-one literacy support in nurseries and primary schools.

We had a great time at our tea parties. We also entertained special visitors from Beanstalk…