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St Peter's Primary School In Bray To Participate In Hot Meals Pilot Scheme

The school is among 36 primary schools nationwide that have been selected for the scheme.

It's a new initiative from the Department of Social Protection to provide a hot lunch to students on a daily basis from September.

The Department of Social Protection says a mix of DEIS and non-DEIS schools in both urban and rural areas make up those which were selected.

Over 6 thousand 600 students are set to benefit from the scheme, with schools expected to provide a menu choice of two different meals a day along with vegetarian and vegan options. 

It comes after 250 students from Our Lady Of Lourdes National School in Inchicore in Dublin took part in a trial at the start of this year, to assess if the project would work.

It's understood the pilot scheme has been heavily over subscribed.

The Irish Times reports more than 500 schools applied for the 36 places available.


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