A HEALTHY eating drive at a Huddersfield district school is going “fantastically well” according to its head.
The move by Scissett Middle School started last September when parents were told crisps, sweets, chocolate and fizzy drinks were not allowed in school.
Headteacher Mr MickMoriarty, said: “We spent 12 months giving parents the chance to comment on the idea and we had more who were in favour.
“It’s going well, the pupils haven’t complained and there’s no litter around the school.
“Healthy eating and good learning go hand in hand,” he added.
The school now runs a daily fruit club at morning break and Mr Moriarty said takers for the revised healthy school dinners had surged from 150 to around 400.
Mr Moriarty added that one or two parents thought the move was a knee jerk reaction to recent TV programmes, but he said the policy was here to stay, although he was keen to stress it was not a ban, as youngsters were still allowed to bring in the occassional treat, for example after holidays abroad or for seasonal occasions such as Easter.