'High' on crisps and fizzy pop

17th September 2004 at 01:00
A school has scrapped the morning break because pupils were "getting high" on junk food.

Allen Andres, principal of New College, Leicester, said children were leaving school during the 15-minute break to buy crisps and fizzy drinks from a fast-food van and were coming back high and excitable.

Pupils now have three five-minute "comfort breaks" between morning lessons.

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