School meals in the early 1900's
In the early part of the twentieth century pupils at the school, who were sons or daughters of men working in the local sandpits, would daily raise their hands and ask to be excused from class at approx 11:45am. They would then carry hot dinners to their fathers at work.
Early 1900
1924 At the beginning of 1924 under-nourised children received a cup of Bovril and a slice of bread and "marg"- a sign of lean times.
1941 In December 1941 the new dinner scheme commenced, with thirty four boys staying at school for a hot lunch. By 1958 this number had increased to over one hundred pupils.