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to think is just pants that dc's school do not have a bin for lunchbox detritus at lunchtime?

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TheCowCalledMeg Mon 29-Apr-13 17:15:04

Umm is this normal? There are bins for school dinners children but if you have something you want to bin it must stay in your lunch box- it does't matter what it is.

I say this after having:

A) been pissed all over by ds's juice box (why even bother putting the straw in it really?)
b)spent the last ten minutes clearing what appears to be the full contents of a yogurt out of every crevice of DD's lunch box.
c)gagged on the roasted garlic honky smell of very warm Hoormoose that the lid of ds's lunchbox lid was welded together with.... (I didn't have a diamond tipped angle grinder so it was hard that bit)

I was hoping to post this in the "I know I am right please everyone agree with me" topic but that appears to have been moved...meh...

LaQueen Tue 30-Apr-13 12:12:40

Yes, I hate this too.

The DDs lunch-boxes, often really honk, especially in warm months when they've had something cheesy, or a Frube has leaked, or a banana skin has oozed...it's vile.

And, as other have said, I don't actually really care what they've eaten at lunch. It's up to them, whether they eat their packed lunch, or not. I only ever see lunch-box grub, as snacking/picnic food, anyway.

They have a good breakfast - and they get a snack, followed by a good dinner when they get home, anyway.

lljkk Wed 01-May-13 08:45:40

Some parents resent pressure about what and how much to eat, other parents have a rage if their child didn't eat enough. Staff would be better off not being involved at all.

AbyCat Wed 01-May-13 08:59:50

Our school had a dinner nazi nun who inspected all the lunchboxes as the pupils went to leave the dining room. Any rubbish could then go in the bin next to her, but she was pretty anal about making kids go back to eat their crusts or apples and would stay with them til they did!

flipchart Wed 01-May-13 09:03:48

It's nothing new. Some of my kids have left High School now so it's years since they were at primary and they did this then.

Not a big deal. you can see what the kids have ate or left behind, chuck waste in your bin and clean the container.

What's the problem?

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