Free fruit off the menu as council battles cuts

Free fruit for children in Glasgow’s primary schools is to be axed to save cash amid looming budget cuts, says the Evening Times, saving £1.8 million a year.

Glasgow pioneered the provision of free fruit and free breakfasts in schools in a bid to improve pupils’ capacity for learning.

The initiatives won plaudits from health campaigners and were quickly adopted by other councils.

However, earlier this month at the start of the new school term the free breakfasts were axed, with parents now expected to pay 50p a day per pupil.

Now free fruit is likely to be next to fall victim to council cuts.

Full story at the Evening Times.

2010-08-27T17:51:55+00:00 August 27th, 2010|