New ‘crispy’ schools meals get thumbs up from pupils at George White Junior school in Norwich
Parents have joined their children to eat school dinners together to mark the opening a refurbished dining room, and the introduction of new caterers.
Children at George White Junior School, in Silver Road, Norwich, gave a big thumbs up to the new meals on offer, and the increased choice they have, since Ipswich-based social interest company Eats took over the contract in March.
Gabriel Lincoln-Barnes, eight, said macaroni cheese was his favourite dish because of the massive piece of garlic bread that goes with it.
Anna Dyble, nine, said she would give the new caterers four-and-a-half-stars out of five, and added: 'The meals have got a lot better. They have cooked it more, so it's a lot more crispy. It's well cooked.'
The dining room has been brightened up, with walls painted bright yellow, and a mural showing a range of fruit and vegetables by Louisa Young, who takes a weekly after-school art class for pupils.
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She said the children had been very positive, and there were lots of faces at the window, and enthusiastic sounds, as she painted it.
Headteacher June Sewell said: 'For me, it was about being sociable in a nice space, with children having choice.'
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