Posted on Thursday 13th Feb 2020
A backlash from parents has forced schools to make changes to their plans to give pupils vegetarian-only lunches.
Families complained about a lack of food choice for students after they said their children were hungry.
One school has even introduced a meat option after some parents claimed their daughters were coming home “starving” and were going to McDonald’s because they did not want to eat their lunch.
Meanwhile, other schools are now introducing more child-friendly vegetarian meals at lunchtime to appeal to pupils and reduce food waste after children were avoiding eating quinoa and courgettes.
Vegetarian schools are still a relatively rare phenomenon, especially in the state sector, but a growing number of new schools are opting for meat-free lunches to reduce their carbon footprint.
Click here to read more.
29/09/20Adults without A-levels to be offered free college courses
Adults in England without an A-level or equivalent qualification will be offered a fully funded college course, the government has announced.
23/09/20Schools urged to keep teacher training placements to prevent recruitment bottleneck
Schools and ministers must make it a priority to retain the influx of new trainee teachers that has come as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and recession.
15/09/20Heads warn of teacher shortages without Covid tests
Schools in England are being "severely hampered" by delays in Covid tests for teachers, say head teachers.
10/09/201 in 10 pupils not in school, admits PM
Boris Johnson reveals that 89% of pupils have returned to school since classrooms opened for the autumn term
04/09/20The changes to expect at schools in Kent as coronavirus safety measures are introduced
As a raft of new safety measures are in schools, this is what to expect under the 'new normal'.