Newport pupils can dine in style at new-look school cafeteria

DINING IN STYLE: St Julian School pupils, from left; Isobel Powell, Brooke Robinson and Anita Connors, enjoy St Julian's School's new Aspire Cafe

DINING IN STYLE: St Julian School pupils, from left; Isobel Powell, Brooke Robinson and Anita Connors, enjoy St Julian's School's new Aspire Cafe

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PUPILS at a Newport school are dining in style thanks to the creation of a new cafe.

Staff and students at St Julian's School helped to design the new Aspire Cafe facility, which is kitted out with grab and go chiller cabinets, breakfast bars, sofa seating and a 42-inch plasma TV.

The area was previously a tired social area and boys' toilet block, which pupils didn't like using.

But thanks to a mixture of school funding and grants, the area has been transformed and students are using it breakfasts, break and lunch times.

Head teacher Denise Richards said she was delighted at the results and the reaction from students had been positive.

Business Manager Mark Rowland added: "Our students have had a big say in the design, colour schemes and layout of the cafeteria and we are extremely proud with the end product.

"We are certain that this facility will prove to be popular and serve them well during their journey through the school."

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4:44pm Sat 22 Sep 12

paulkendallexpataustralia says...

Certainly a lot different to when I was there. It's good to see students enjoying a comfortable environment.
Certainly a lot different to when I was there. It's good to see students enjoying a comfortable environment. paulkendallexpataustralia
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6:31pm Sat 22 Sep 12

33daverave says...

Got to be better than the canteen there.Gone downhill since being privately run.I`ve seen the slop they serve there and the Head,Mrs.Richards needs to sort it out.
Even members of staff say how rubbish the canteen has become and it`s way too expensive.
Got to be better than the canteen there.Gone downhill since being privately run.I`ve seen the slop they serve there and the Head,Mrs.Richards needs to sort it out. Even members of staff say how rubbish the canteen has become and it`s way too expensive. 33daverave
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8:42pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Welshanglian says...

I was at the school on Friday on a tour - the facility looked really impressive and from chatting to the students they were very excited about the opening.

Student voice always a good way of ensuring success in a school!
I was at the school on Friday on a tour - the facility looked really impressive and from chatting to the students they were very excited about the opening. Student voice always a good way of ensuring success in a school! Welshanglian
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8:32am Sun 23 Sep 12

Outthere says...

Everything looks good when new, there should be surprise visits, not organised ones where they make sure everything is clean and fresh. Nice to see the girls tucking in plates of cakes, now that's what I call a nutritious snack/meal.
Everything looks good when new, there should be surprise visits, not organised ones where they make sure everything is clean and fresh. Nice to see the girls tucking in plates of cakes, now that's what I call a nutritious snack/meal. Outthere
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