Broomlands Primary School
Kelso - Scottish Borders
SNACKS AND SCHOOL MEALS
As we are a health promoting school we encourage a healthy option for mid-morning snacks and lunches. We do not accept ‘fizzy’ drinks and glass bottles. Children are asked to bring a healthy snack. Eating five fresh fruits and veg per day is hard for some children to achieve, but snack time provides them with an ideal opportunity. (Please do not send in cakes or sweets to share on your child’s birthday.)
School lunches are cooked on the premises. At present the price is £2.20 for a two-course lunch. Lunches can be ordered and paid for through ParentPay. Application forms for free meals for families in receipt of Income Support are available in school. (Family Credit already has a meals allowance built in). All pupils from P1-P3 are entitled to Free School Meals.
All children are supervised during lunchtime. Children who stay for lunch must remain within the school playground during the lunch hour.
On a Friday, parents run a fruit tuck-shop, with a variety of seasonal fruit available. The fruit is washed, prepared and made into child size portions, often with a mix in each bowl, all priced at 20p. If your child wishes to purchase fruit, please ensure they can keep the 20p securely, e.g. in a purse or wallet.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER
We encourage all children to drink water during the day. We have two chilled-filtered water units which provide mains water for children to drink. Children are encouraged to bring a filled water bottle, with a sports top (in case of spills!), to school clearly labelled with their name. Water helps children to concentrate. If children concentrate well, they will learn better.