Ysgol Bro Morgannwg pupils take a break in new school coffee shop
9:00am Sunday 6th January 2013 in News
PUPILS at Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg in Barry are enjoying taking a break from lessons in a new school coffee shop.
One of the school’s dining areas has been transformed into a high street style coffee shop and yoghurt bar.
The facility has been developed by the council’s ‘Vale Catering Services’, the school meals department.
The focus is on healthy eating; no chocolate or crisps – instead the youngsters are queuing up at the salad bar or tucking into fresh fruit, topped with frozen, low fat yoghurt or granola drizzled with honey.
The facility, with its leather sofas and coffee tables, is a far cry from the traditional school canteen.
The council’s catering service are working towards food and nutrient based standards set out in the Welsh Government’s Appetite for Life Strategy and all food served within the coffee shop meets the food based standards.
The coffee shop has already been pronounced a success with initial feedback suggesting sales are up by £100 per day compared to last September.
Pictured are Vale council Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Cllr Chris Elmore, and Cllr Stuart Egan, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, whose remit includes the school meals service, visited Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg to see the new coffee shop (both on the left) with (l-r) Robert Evans, school governor, Dr Dylan Jones, headteacher and Sian Williams, healthy schools co-ordinator.