Unfortunately we are having to close our Friday morning tuck shop, with this Friday 13th being the last one. We hope you will understand our reasons when I summarise what has led to this decision:
The queue of children for toast is so long, that it almost doubles the length that playtime should be. The children queuing miss their chance to run around outside.
It is not possible to set up the tuck shop during worship anymore as worship is at 9am.
The tuck that was sold (generally white toast and jam) is not in line with our healthy eating policy; children are queuing for this rather than playing outside, which seems counterproductive.
We have several food allergies and intolerance in school which means the preparation would have to be done very differently and we cannot staff this at playtime.
The good news is that we are one of the few schools who provide free playtime fruit to all children, so there is a snack available to everyone at morning play. We also allow children to bring their own choice of healthy snack from home, which many already chose to do.
We will give the older children plenty of opportunities to have charity sales and experience dealing with money in this way during the year at school events, as this was a really positive aspect of the Tuck Shop.
Thank you for your understanding with this. If you have already sent in Tuck Money, you will be refunded next week.