Attleboro Middle School Students Say Lunch Breaks Are Too Short

ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass (WBZ NewsRadio) — Brennan Middle school students in Attlebororough have picked a unique topic for a civics project they've been assigned on an issue they feel needs improvement in the community.

The 8th graders in Melissa Mandeville's 8th studies class say 20 minutes just isn't enough time to stand in long cafeteria lines, get their meals and then eat their lunches before that dreaded bell rings.

“It's hard because once you get the food, you have so little time to eat, you have to eventually throw almost all of your food away,” said student Evan Carduff, “there's a lot of food being wasted and it's terrible.”

Over the last few weeks, students have been doing research, conducting surveys on social media and creating presentations to make their case for adding 5 to 10 minutes to their lunch period.

14 year old Catherine Lentz says working on this civics project has taught her about the importance of all the groups involved working together.

“Everyone affects everyone else, so we all have to play our part and do things together,” said Lentz.

The students will make their case for longer lunch periods before the school committee Monday night.

WBZ NewsRadio’s Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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