Fruit, Milk and Flapjack Friday
Scientists agree that everybody, including children, can reduce their risk of heart disease and cancer by eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. On average, children in the UK eat only two portions a day.
At The Greville the children are allowed and encouraged to have a piece of fruit at mid-morning break. If you would like your child to participate they may bring in a piece of fruit to eat. Bins are provided and waste is used for compost.
I am sure you will agree that this is a good way to boost energy levels and we ask for your co-operation in sending in the correct snack.
It is mandatory for all primary schools in England to offer lower fat milk during school hours. It is free for pupils under the age of 5 years old, or to those families who are eligible for free school meals. You still need to register with Cool Milk even if your child is entitled to free milk.
On Fridays we hold Flapjack Friday which is a very popular break time feature for the children and is a nice end of week treat. The children have the opportunity to buy a Flapjack for 20p. The contents of the biscuits we have sourced are as follows: Whole grain rolled oats (56%), sugar, sunflower oil, honey (2%), salt, molasses, emulsifier, sunflower lecithin, raising agent, sodium bicarbonate. They are sold in most Supermarkets under the Nature Valley brand and are the Oats and Honey variety.
They are made in a factory which makes products including nuts, so children with nut allergies will not be allowed to purchase them. If you are in any doubt, please let us know.
Children who achieve a certain number of house points will be given a voucher to swap for a free flapjack. We hope that this will inspire the children to try to work for more house points!
If your child wishes to participate please send them in with 20p on Friday mornings.