Arthur Terry students sampled school dinners with a twist when the Birmingham Mail popped in for a spot of lunch, as part of a feature on healthy eating.
The children’s experiences have been captured in this Birmingham Mail video which lifts the lid on school dinners at the outstanding academy. http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/what-school-dinners-really-like-12457550
Writer Zoe Chamberlain was invited to try the lunchtime menu and to gain a taste of students’ views on school dinners.
She interviewed students, staff and Chartwells caterers to find out more about lunchtime choices and what children really like to eat.
Students were greeted by an array of flavoursome dishes and healthy options such as pasta, salad and fruit, which showed that school dinners have come a long way since the days of lumpy custard and cold mash!
They even sampled a tasty dish by Chef Andrew, while a Chartwells’ nutritionist talked about the importance of healthy eating.
As a trained PE teacher, Sue Bailey, assistant headteacher at Arthur Terry School, knows only too well the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles. She is a regular on lunchtime ‘duty’ ensuring that when the dinner bell goes, lunchtime runs smoothly for the school’s 1700 students. She said:
“The children were great – they’re such stars! They really rose to the occasion, sharing their thoughts on what they enjoy eating and what they like to see on the menu. We would like to thank Zoe for spending time with us and for coming to meet our fantastic students. Thanks too to Chartwells for dishing up some popular choices.”