Damien and Wattana have been very excited about the feedback that they've received from our lunch orders around New Zealand. We've had responses from three schools so far. Some of the students at our school and in our class have expressed an interest and a desire to have better lunches, so we though that two of our students, and our students representatives in the classroom Damien and Wattana, would harness the power and traffic of our class page and see what other schools and classrooms are ordering for lunch. The Boys have also ventured further afield and have started asking classrooms around the world what they have for lunch and what you can order...
It started with a reply from our original tweet some twenty minutes later and we had a link to the lunch orders at Waimuku Primary School. This caused surprize to our students because at Waimuku you can only order your lunch on Fridays. It also caused a discussion in Room Five, everyone agreed that the idea of having sushi for lunch was tasty, but would we be prepared to pay seven dollars for it seemed to be a bit of sticking point.
Then today we received two more replies. The first came from Mrs Mel B and her students wonderful blog at Tokomaru School. She sent us a detailed reply that featured her school menu and information. They also featured our request as a post on their page, you can read their reply by clicking on the link to thier page here. We were surprized again that the lunch order system work only once a week, although everyone in the class was impressed by the menu that the school featured and what was available for the students to purchase at school to eat.
'If only the best birds sang' in Ireland. There was yet another surprize waiting in stall for us - in Ireland at their school students bring their own lunches and don't have an ordering system.
We decided that we preferred the fact that some choices were available to students in New Zealand, even if they were a little limited. But were not stopping there, we'd still like as much feedback as we can over this issue - we'd love you to leave a comment, or a link or take time to explain how your lunches are ordered and what system you have in place.