Love them or hate them, you just can't forget school meals - and here's 15 reminders from South Tyneside

Here’s food for thought. What are your memories of school meals?

Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:45 pm
Simonside Primary School pupils are pictured waiting for their Spanish-themed lunch in 2008. Remember this?
Simonside Primary School pupils are pictured waiting for their Spanish-themed lunch in 2008. Remember this?

It has changed a lot over the years and many of these scenes show exciting fare such as Spanish food, and other European menus.

Or maybe you come from the days of semolina, chocolate sponge and custard and spotted dick which could be just as yummy back in the day.

Whatever your preference, here is your chance to share your memories of the school dinner experience.

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The food looks tempting on the new 2009 menu at Mortimer Community College. Were you a student there at the time?

Take a look and tell us more.

St Joseph's RC Primary had a football-themed National Schools Week in 2008. Does anyone recognise the line-up of catering staff?
Another 2009 scene, this time at Hebburn Comprehensive. Did you enjoy your school dinner there?
Stanhope Primary School cook Lynn Curtin is pictured with students ahead of International School Meals Day in 2017. Spot anyone you know?
The Laygate School dinner team is pictured with a football themed cake in 2005. Anyone remember what the occasion was?
Another view of that wonderful Spanish lunch at Simonside Primary in 2008. Does this bring back happy memories?
You just have to love the team at Jarrow Cross CofE Primary. They grew their own vegetables and made soup from them in 2007. But do you recognise the students and staff pictured?
A 2014 scene and it shows the children at Holy Trinity School getting ready to tuck in to their dinners.
The children and staff at St Mary's held a fun run as part of National School Meals Week 12 years ago and school cook Jo Caffery was first. Does this bring back happy memories?
Wow what a choice of tasty food at Boldon CofE Primary in 2005 as part of National School Meals Week.
Parents were joining in with the meals at Hedworth Lane Primary School in 2009. Do you recognise any of the people pictured?
Children at Whitburn Junior School being served with their school in 1984. Do you have memories of school lunches?
After 120 years, Barnes Road Junior School finally had a dining room in 1970 converted from the air raid shelter that stood in the yard.
Lunch at Harton Infants under the supervision of Mrs A Tebble, nursery assistant. Remember this?
Did you love school meals? And does our photo selection bring back memories of your own school dinners? Share the memories by emailing [email protected]