Lunchtimes

At Venn Boulevard Centre, we recognise that group meals and fresh food consumption are beneficial for children’s health and development and provide an onsite cafe that offers a range of nutritious and delicious foods for breakfast and lunch, all of which are freshly prepared onsite.

During the lunch period from 11:45am to 12:45pm, pupils and staff are encouraged to eat together, promoting healthy eating habits and good mealtime etiquette. Research has shown that eating together in groups can improve social skills, self-esteem, and overall wellbeing.

Our cafe offers a daily selection of hot and cold food options at a cost of £2 per day, unless pupils are entitled to Free School Meals. Our chef takes into account any dietary requirements and additional needs discussed during the admissions process.

At Venn Boulevard Centre, we do not promote packed lunches brought in from home. Instead, our chef provides meals and snacks that meet all pupils’ needs, which are ordered each morning on arrival at school. This ensures that all pupils are provided with nutritious and healthy meals to fuel their learning and development.

In addition to the benefits of group meals, consuming fresh food has been shown to improve overall health and academic performance in children. Fresh food contains more essential vitamins and nutrients than processed or packaged foods, leading to better concentration, energy, and overall health.

Our Life Coaches run a range of clubs across the week during lunchtime including LGBT club and Lego club. These clubs are chosen in consultation with Pupil Voice.

After lunch, all pupils have time outside, weather permitting. This allows them to engage in physical activity, promoting overall wellbeing and health.

Further information:

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life coach can include one-to-one work in addition to positive thinking strategies,
mindfulness and aromatherapy.”

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confident rounded young people.”

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“A time of ‘reflection’ at the end of the
day allows pupils to consider how they have performed at school and helps them to focus on their attitudes and behaviours. ”

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“Once at school, the life coach works with
individuals to help them to deal with any anxieties that they may have.”

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