Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Queues put pupils off meals

A TEMPORARY catering unit is set to be installed in the playground of the Piggott School in Wargrave.

A TEMPORARY catering unit is set to be installed in the playground of the Piggott School in Wargrave.

The school says it is needed because the canteen struggles to cope with the demand from students.

In an application submitted to Wokingham Borough Council, the school says: “The existing three service points are inadequate for the 1,245 pupils and strain is put on food service during the 20-minute morning break and 35-minute lunch break.

“It is Piggott school policy to promote healthy eating through the purchase of well-balanced meals from the canteen and we encourage the take-up of free school meals.

“Use of the canteen is good and the installation of a cashless payment system has delivered a growth in sales.However, queues at break times discourage wider use of the canteen. These queues are managed well but have the potential to be areas of behaviour and bullying problems.”

The unit would serve food cooked in the school kitchens by staf from catering company Chartwells.

Wargrave Parish Council has raised no objections.

The unit would serve food cooked in the school kitchens by staf from catering company Chartwells.

Wargrave Parish Council has raised no objections.

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