…we now know how it would sound:
The new school term will mark the start of the Government initiative offering free lunches to to reception, Year 1 and 2 pupils to ensure pupils get a nutritious meal.
The schools are expected to offer a hot meals option or cold lunches until their kitchens are able to cope with the demands of extra school meals every day.
Yes, it’s the Clegg Initiative.
Mum-of-two Jessica Turner will benefit from the scheme when her youngest, Freddie, starts school in September.
Jessica, 27, from Westcliff said: “It’s about time, too.”
“Three meals a day are provided for prisoners, yet not for our children, something is very wrong in a country that does that.”
Errr, no. No, there’s something very wrong in a country where parents expect others to pick up the bills their lifestyle choices are incurring on them, actually.
You breed ’em, you feed ’em. Don’t expect me to!
“Hopefully it will be rolled out to the whole of primary soon too.”
*hurls teacup through window* FFS!
“I’ve always thought the free school meal scheme should at least be subsidised in some way because low income working families aren’t entitled and are sometimes worse off than nonworking families.”
Which is an excellent reason to cut the benefit bill rather than add to it.
“It also means the children are getting fed a decent meal.
Some parents tend to fill their kid’s lunch box with junk.”
And that’s their responsibility. Not mine.
Single mum Olivia Jay, whose son Billy, four, starts at Great Wakering Primary School in September believes the project will give working parents like herself more time to spend with their children.
Olivia, 30, of High Street, Great Wakering, said: “Because I work full-time in London and he goes to after school clubs I know he will be having a substantial meal.”
You mean, someone else will do the heavy lifting while you put your feet up & watch ‘Jeremy Kyle’ on playback?
I’m with Al Jahom on this – when’s ‘the government’ going to start paying for my pets? Hell, since I’m expected to work for other people’s desires, maybe it’s time they fed me…