Farmer mum threatens to pull daughter out of primary school over meat-free Mondays

Farmer mum threatens to pull daughter out of primary school over meat-free Mondays

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A FARMER mum threatened to pull her daughter out of school after pupils demanded veggie meals every Monday.

Livestock farmer Kerry Jones hit out at Flintshire’s Derwen Primary School after little Tilly showed her the new meat-free menu.

Livestock farmer Kerry Jones hit out at the scheme
NorthWalesLive/Kerry Jones
Flintshire’s Derwen Primary School introduced the new menus this month

Dishes included Thai green sweet potato curry, potato focaccia, butternut quesadilla and vegan shepherd’s pie.

The new meals were introduced after pupils in the ‘Planet Protector’ group asked for the menu to be more environmentally friendly.

Kerry blasted: “I was fuming. It seems the school is just ramming this issue down our throats. 

If it wants to raise awareness of environmental issues, why not have a paper-free Monday or a car-free Monday?

“Why doesn’t it send out emails rather than letters to parents of the school’s 220 pupils?

“It seems people always want to single out farmers.”

Flintshire Council said the youngsters wanted to encourage the consumption of fruit and veg as part of their “growing awareness and understanding of climate change”.

Kerry added: As a farmer I’m often up at 3am or 4am and I really don’t want to be making sandwiches the night before.

“On cold winter days I want her to have proper cooked meals at school to give her plenty of energy.

“I am all for freedom of speech but why can’t they include a meat option and give the children the choice?”  

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