Friday, 15 January 2010


According to the Times Educational Supplement City Academy in Homerton "has adopted some of the strictest and old-fashioned lunch rules".

The story says: "As soon as the meal is served, the deputy head and the other members of staff raise their hands to indicate to the children that they should settle down and sit in silence. After announcements have been made, the children are encouraged to sit quietly for a few seconds, considering those less fortunate than themselves."

Will parents half-jokingly see this as cult-like behaviour?

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