Ensuring our children’s lunchtimes are productive is of paramount importance to us.
Our midday supervisors work hard ensure that lunchtimes are a happy, healthy and safe experience for all our children. This includes monitoring our ‘picky’ eaters, encouraging and rewarding them for eating well. Pupils are offered a choice of a hot school meal, freshly cooked on site, or a packed lunch from home which they can eat indoors or outside. Children who eat a hot school meal are seated at tables in the dining hall and their meal is served to them by staff. We offer guidance to parents as to suitable healthy lunchbox choices and discuss healthy eating choices with our children however it must not contain nuts as we are a nut free school. Good manners are important to us and we view lunchtimes as an opportunity to develop social skills.
Our Midday Supervisors are positive and friendly and encourage co-operative play, providing a variety of activities and equipment for the children to play with. Children are encouraged to create their own activities and some even choose to run lunchtime clubs for other children.
In addition, children enjoy the music and karaoke! All toys are well loved and well used! But football still rules – and that’s just the girls! In the past we had a trainer come in as part of our Healthy Living Week to show us different skipping techniques.
The Friends of Beaufort raised funds for an adventure playground, which was designed by our School Council. This was installed in July 2016. More recently, Friends provided the school with a storage shed for the playground equipment and also donated new playground toys for all the children to enjoy.