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Teachers, Parents Laud ‘Free Milk’

Just a day after its launching, the Government’s Free Milk for Schools programme for Year One students is showing positive signs. Yesterday, Nausori District School headteacher, Samuela Tuirara, said since
25 Mar 2015 12:53
Teachers, Parents Laud ‘Free Milk’

Just a day after its launching, the Government’s Free Milk for Schools programme for Year One students is showing positive signs.

Yesterday, Nausori District School headteacher, Samuela Tuirara, said since the milk was delivered to their school last Friday, students were eager to attend school.

“This will not only improve the student’s nutrition. What we’ve noticed is that previously when the bell ring for recess, students can’t wait to run outside and play. Now they are just sitting quietly in the classroom anxiously waiting to be given their milk and Weet-Bix,” Mr Tuirara said.

“You know how children are. They love treats.”

He said most of the students were from average or below average income families who could not afford milk and Weet-Bix every day.

“We’ve received positive feedbacks from parents. They are very happy,” Mr Tuirara said.

He said the teachers and parents of the school were thankful to Government for the initiative.

The school has 36 Year One students.

The free milk programme was launched by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Nakelo District School in Tailevu on Monday.

The nationwide rollout for the distribution of the free milk and Weet-Bix to 730 primary schools had begun and is expected to be complete by the end of the week.

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