Where was that Bella? Never heard of school dinners served in the classroom.
In what was a very poor district of West Cumbria.
The dinners were a hoot,they came through from the on-site kitchen in trolleys and each teacher had to sit and supervise a table. The Dinner ladies served.
When you started the afternoon session you had to be careful when you sat at the tables, if there had been glace cherries they were all stuck under the tables and the cupboards were full of brussel sproats.The site was on a hill and it was quite a new school so presumably they could not fit a dinning room in and the head would not let them use the hall which most schools would have as she didn't want her wooden floors damaged.
There were only a few walls in the building it was called open plan so you could hear all the other teachers encouraging the pink custard.
To top it all the classes were what was called family grouped so you often had three children from the same family of all different ages in your class of 42. It really was a trial by fire, not a Probationary year.