Government to trial free lunches in schools

The government has announced it will be trialling free lunches in some New Zealand schools.

The trial will start with 30 primary and intermediate schools from the beginning of next year.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the programme at the launch of the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy in Rotorua.

The plan is to expand the programme to 21,000 children in 120 schools by the beginning of 2021.

Ardern said in her speech that 10,000 New Zealanders helped develop the plan. Of these, 6000 of them were children, who pointed out that going to school hungry was a barrier to their learning.

The free lunch programme is one of 75 new initiatives within the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

wow that is a good idea!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

this is a really good idea i like it

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

yo i’m keen for a munch

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Thats a great idea

PandeaCookiez
PandeaCookiez
1 year ago

wow!

Anthony Ballantyne
Anthony Ballantyne
1 year ago

nice idea!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I agree because stuff.

Cool Guy
Cool Guy
1 year ago

Great Idea! Sometimes I don’t have much food and I go Hungry. Having more food would be great because you can’t learn on an empty stomach! -Dylan

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