Table manners at school dinner
The following points are being taught in the Social Training Scheme throughout the school.
It would be appreciated if all members of Staff would do their best to see that they are put into practice every day.
1.Sitting at table
(a) Sit up to table. Feet under.
(b) No elbows on table.
(c) Keep head up when eating.
(a)No fingers on part of plate where food should be.
(b)No messy spots either on table or plates.
Use a spoon or fork to prevent spots dropping from gravy/custard jug.
(c)Arrange food neatly on plate.
(d) Serve food the proper way up without breaking e.g. pastry, pudding.
(e)Use fork to help food from serving spoon.
3. Use of cutlery
(a)Handle of knife and fork inside palm.
(b)Spoon held as pen.
(c)When fork is in left hand, keep prongs facing the plate.
(d)When fork is in right hand it may be turned over and used like a spoon.
(e)Keep fingers off the knife blade.
(f)Put food on fork at plate level, not while fork is up in the air.
(g)When not in use, keep the cutlery near plate, not up in the air.
(h)When finished put cutlery neatly together. (Blade of knife inwards.)
(a) All scraps to be put on one plate.
(b)Put cutlery with handles together.
Each pupil to be served with what he intends to eat.
A “saucy” first plate may mean no pudding.
Request to Staff.
It is most helpful if members of Staff are present for the Grace.