Schools: Bad Behaviour — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:54 pm on 25th March 2014.

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Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education 2:54 pm, 25th March 2014

I agree entirely with my noble friend: eating is an extremely civilised way for pupils to learn. I recently visited Dixons Trinity free school in Bradford, which was rated as outstanding shortly after it opened and which I strongly recommend any noble Lord to visit. It has a scheme of family dining whereby pupils eat in eights, teachers join them and one pupil collects the food and serves it to the other pupils. I talked to the pupils about this and they felt that it was extremely valuable.