Free fruit is provided for all EYFS & KS 1 children and Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to eat fruit or drink fruit juice at break.
At break times, Mrs Dearing provides a healthy trolley, children can choose from melon slices, apples, bananas, satsumas, pears and other seasonal fruits. Milk, apple juice and orange juice are also available every day. The children of HCPS are responsible for the sale of the fruit and drinks.
Each item costs 20p. Unfortunately, when we come back after Christmas we are having to increase the price of our fruit to 30p, this is due to us running at a loss for quite some time now. The drinks will remain at 20p. (updated 21.11.18)
Parents can also provide childrern with fresh water in a plastic bottle. The children are allowed to drink water during lessons without having to interrupt learning. The one exception to this is that we ask them not to take their bottles into the computer suite as a spillage could damage the equipment. Please label your child's bottle and remind them to take it home at the end of the day so that it can be cleaned and refilled.
Studies have found dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue and can impair progress in learning. Please help to ensure your child does not become dehydrated during the day.