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BBC designer's jungle theme for Torquay school cafe

By Herald Express  |  Posted: August 30, 2014

JUNGLE DESIGN: Tina Sherifa Hicks at Yellow Frog Cafe

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A NEW cafe at Combe Pafford School, Torquay, will allow the public to come to see snakes, bearded dragons and the rest of the 'bug zone' while enjoying a coffee and a piece of cake.

The Yellow Frog Cafe is set to open to the school pupils and staff on September 8 and then to the public in mid-October.

The cafe, which is wildlife themed, has been designed by Tina Sherifa Hicks who grew up in Torquay and who is currently a designer for BBC productions and is currently the production designer for Waterloo Road.

She said: "I was asked to design a cafe for the school and have turned the design into a jungle. There is a tree and a bamboo hut on the site. There is also a viewing area looking over the reptiles as well so children can view the lizards and have a play, while the adults can sit and have a coffee."

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The school already have extensive vocational facilities which include a painting and decorating workshop, an electrical workshop, motor vehicle workshop and hair dressing salon, with these facilities already being used by not only Combe Pafford pupils but also by over 120 pupils per week from other schools in Torbay

Premises manager Lisa Eales said: "We want to get this right as this will be a state-of-the-art training kitchen and community cafe."

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