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School Dinners SHould be in School

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pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 19:11:06

Prompted by another thread.

I really do think that I might start a campaign to local authority, Scottish government and high schools to get them to reconsider this whole issue.

I used to be in favour of pupils going into twon for lunch. Not now.

They should stay on school premises for the whole school day. They should be offered half-decent food. They should npt be allowed to drop litter everywhere.

I'm beginning to wonder why we put up with this level of shite food and widespread littering.

pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 19:25:24

Everyone eating dinner? Or scoffing crisps and chews?

expatinscotland Fri 03-Oct-08 19:27:10

I totally agree.

I think 11 is way too young to be expected to make sensible choices about eating AND to be allowed to wonder around off campus.

It should be permitted at the last two years when they are 16+, but before that, nope.

pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 19:28:56

I think also that many local food places in town encourage them to eat shite. They all produce rubbish specially for the school pupils. Unfortunately, you can't expect private businesses to take any sort of responsibility for anything so schools need to take their pupils back in.

expatinscotland Fri 03-Oct-08 19:31:53

i don't get it, are they all given money to buy food with? none of them brings a lunch?

i'm going to have three in secondary school at once.

either some of them are going to have bring packed lunches or start earning to pay for their own dinners off campus.

pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 19:35:50

Most pupils at High School want to go down town. It is the cool thing to do. All your mates will do it. And there's the excitement coupled with safety in numbers, of having that sort of freedom. It's also a bit of a show - girls watch the boys, boys watch teh girls etc. Local businesses depend on their money. They often seem to compete about who can offer the biggest load of shiote for the lowest cost. The teenagers all drop their litter because that's what you do.

pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 19:36:33

Dinners off campus can be cheaper than school ones. If you're getting cola and chewits, that's pretty cheap.

pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 20:32:12

I'm going to feel very lonely on my campaign

expatinscotland Fri 03-Oct-08 20:32:51

oh, i would deffo be for it!

pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 20:35:05

The School Dinner Two

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Fri 03-Oct-08 20:36:45

Pupils at my dd's school aren't allowed off site at lunch. We were and much buying of chips, coke and shoplifting at corner shop went on.

<not by me I might add>

<the shoplifting I mean - I did buy chips and coke>

pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 20:38:39

I am surprised and pleased that at leasy one school does this, saggar

Reallytired Fri 03-Oct-08 20:44:05

In our town (in England) secondary school children in complusory education are not allowed off premises at lunch time. It has been like this for the past four years.

Stopping kids going off site reduced the local crime rate and I think it might have reduced truancy. The local school exam resuls have also improved, but I suspect that is due to other things though.

roisin Fri 03-Oct-08 21:02:34

At my school yr11s (15-16 yr-olds) only are allowed off-site for lunch, and this is a privilege. They have to have a pass, which can be revoked if they abuse it.

unknownrebelbang Fri 03-Oct-08 21:07:42

My sons have to stay on the premises at lunchtime.

pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 21:34:28

I didn't realise so many schools did this. You all in Englnd?

moondog Fri 03-Oct-08 21:35:45

aye pd am in agreement

unknownrebelbang Fri 03-Oct-08 21:46:15

I'm in England, not far from Saggars, although there are (or were until recently) other local schools that did allow their pupils out at lunchtime.

pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 21:50:09

The lack of morals in business really gets my goat but, after seeing the recent unveiling of just how stupidly greedy banks have been, I don't hold out any hope of getting them to change.

Now, I like the odd Greggs (yes I do) but a sausage roll and a doughnut as a meal deal every day is not good.

SlartyBartFast Fri 03-Oct-08 21:52:35

i think they should keep them in school. my two have to, but their school is in the middle of nowwhere.
in the more towny schools whats the likelihood they wont come back after lunch?
more tempting to skive.
and unhealthy chips being eaten. shoplifting of coruse being done.

pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 21:56:01

truancy will be noticed though, and followed up separately. I'm not so bothered about truancy but maybe it is a problem.

SlartyBartFast Fri 03-Oct-08 22:03:13

in our nearest town some shops say the do not serve school children during school hours and plenty of sweet shops say two school child at a time or something.

pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 22:06:21

so many of them run amok and nick stuff. Our local tesco has to let them in 10 at a time or something. But they still want their custom

StewieGriffinsMom Fri 03-Oct-08 22:25:36

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pointydog Fri 03-Oct-08 22:36:16

you're in scotland?

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