From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Wednesday 6th April 2016
London branch’s John Puckrin warned during a debate on the issue that poverty damages children’s learning.
Describing the problem as “Dickensian,” ATL general secretary Mary Bousted said: “The effect of hunger on pupils’ learning is evident, and it is shocking that in the 21st century so many pupils still come to school hungry with no means to buy lunch.
The union called on the government to commission research on child hunger and its effects on learning, and to support holiday provision programmes that include meals.
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Recent reports by The Trussell Trust and the all-party parliamentary group on hunger revealed that an unprecedented number of schoolchildren will experience hunger during their summer holidays, says PAUL DONOVAN.