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Junior’s Pupil-Parent Lunches

25th May 2023

Over the past two weeks we have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming parents and carers of Year 3-5 students to St. John’s House to experience a traditional school lunch with their daughters. 

On Wednesday 17th May, for our Year 3 parents, lunchtime options included a hearty roast dinner with pork loin. Alternative options included a vegetable and cheese stuffed jacket potato, or a red pesto pasta. Side dishes included baked herb potatoes, roasted root vegetables and steamed broccoli. Our salad bar also featured, as always, with an array of salads, grains, pulses, fresh vegetables and salad dressings. For pudding, the option was an oat and raisin cookie, along with fruit pots, yoghurts and jellies (gelatin and halal options). 

On Wednesday 24th May, we welcomed our Year 4 parents who enjoyed choosing between traditional cottage pie,  feta, roasted vegetable and tomato puff pastry ‘puff’, or jacket potato with tuna mayo and corn. Side dishes included potato wedges and roasted root vegetables. Our salad bar has a variety of salads, grains and pulses, alongside peri peri chicken, pesto pasta, and coleslaw. For pudding there were golden flapjack, watermelon, fruit pots, yoghurts and jellies (gelatin and halal options). 

On Thursday 25th May, our Year 5 parents joined us for a Thai-themed lunch. Our main options included Thai green chicken curry, Thai smoked crispy tofu or a jacket potato with beans and cheese. Side dishes were egg fried rice, sweet chilli noodles and stir fry vegetables. Our salad bar included a variety of salads, grains and pulses, alongside feta and butternut squash tarts and boiled eggs. For pudding there were crispy coconut syrup pancakes, fresh fruit and jellies (gelatin and halal options). 

Parents were also invited to speak with Mr Kirwin, General Manager of our catering company Holroyd Howe, with opportunities to ask any questions relating to our lunch provision. Mr Kirwin explained how we prioritise our student’s health through nutrition, discussing how our weekly menus are planned and where ingredients are sourced from. Ultimately, our aim is for our students to always enjoy their lunches and also ensure they are properly nourished for the busy day of learning ahead!

Thank you to all the parents that have attended our Pupil-Parent lunches so far, we look forward to welcoming our Year 6 parents and carers into school for lunch on Thursday 8th June! 

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