Children at a primary school have been forced to eat meals with their hands after knives and forks were banned. Pupils at Edgar Stammers Primary Academy in Walsall are having lunch delivered to their classrooms to ensure they do not mix with children from other bubbles during the coronavirus pandemic.
The school has also stopped issuing pupils with knives, forks and even plates over fears of spreading the virus. Hot and cold lunches are dropped off to each class in ‘grab bags’ and children are told to wash their hands before and after eating. However parents were unhappy to discover youngsters were expected to eat ‘a small amount of mash served in a Yorkshire pudding’ without cutlery.