£18k school menu

Now (UK) - - Front Page - Words by Selina May­cock

As thou­sands of children re­turn to school this week, Prince Ge­orge will be tod­dling off to learn and make friends at his new £18ka-year Lon­don prep school.

But while most of us have mixed me­mories of tuck­ing in to school din­ners – love them or loathe them – one thing most of us can agree on is the food was noth­ing like what will be served to Ge­orge and his fel­low pupils.

Whether the young royal is likely to have school din­ners or take a packed lunch re­mains to be seen, but with a taste-bud tick­ling sam­ple menu, served on a three-week cy­cle, of­fer­ing a protein main in­clud­ing salmon, lamb, BBQ pork, or a veg­gie op­tion such as freshly baked cour­gette, hal­loumi and beet­root layer slice, school din­ners will be hard to re­sist – even with the most amaz­ing car­toon char­ac­ter lunch­box.

For­get say­ing ‘just peas, please’, the veg­eta­bles on of­fer in­clude baby corn, mangetout, cu­cum­ber and car­rot ba­tons, plus carbs in­clud­ing cous cous and quinoa. But fear not, there’s the usual old school favourites, like freshly pre­pared BBQ pork strips (aka pork sausages), deep fried spicy spi­rals (aka curly fries) and the clas­sic jam and co­conut sponge pud­ding with or­ganic cus­tard.

And if choos­ing what to eat wasn’t enough to make the prince spoilt for choice, he’s go­ing to re­ceive a well-rounded ed­u­ca­tion, in­clud­ing les­sons on un­der­stand­ing the world, fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of celebrity alumni like model and ac­tress Cara Delev­ingne and singer Florence Welch.

At play­time, Ge­orge will be able to view the world around him from the rooftop play­ground or run around on the one-acre play­ground with Astro­turf. And when it comes to cre­ative learning, the prince can show off his danc­ing skills in the bal­let room, ex­per­i­ment in the sci­ence labs or make his mum and dad – the Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge – or in­deed the rest of the roy­als, some crock­ery in the pot­tery room, while keep­ing up with his stud­ies in the two li­braries. This school is cer­tainly fit for a prince…

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