Welcome to my posts for the A to Z Challenge 2016.
This year, I am posting
Special School Stories
tales from either my time as a teacher or teaching assistant within classrooms in the U.K. or from my own school days growing up around the country.
When I was a child attending infant school, we used to have milk in little glass bottles delivered to our classroom every day. The job of milk monitor was to give out the straws at the designated time when everyone lined up to collect their bottle from the crate at the back of the classroom. I can’t remember anyone not having milk. Milk was good for teeth and bones and every child should drink it, seemed to be the message of the day. It was also free to every child in infant school (ages 5-7) so everyone just drank it. I liked milk and even though I can remember sometimes on very hot days the cream on the top of the bottle being a little difficult to break through with that straw – I always drank it same as my fellow students!Today in England, free school milk is still available to the under-fives (in little cartons) but milk to infant aged children (although subsidised) has to be ordered and paid for by parents which is probably why so few children seem to have it these days although on those days when the nursery children were not in school and my class were handed their milk most of the children would ask for some and drink it up!
Now it's time for you to tell me ... did you have milk at your school when you were young? Were you ever the milk monitor? Can you remember milk in glass bottles or are you the carton generation?
Leave me a comment below as you know I'd love to know :)