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Last Updated: Wednesday May 13 2009 14:41 GMT

School offers meals to the public

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When lunchtime comes around you're probably all used to eating school dinners with your friends.

But one school in Kent has opened up its dining hall to paying members of the public so they can eat there too.

It costs them £3 for a two course meal, and it's all part of a plan to make some much needed cash for the school.

The pupils even help dish out the meals during their lunch break and it's so popular that people wanting meals have to book a place in advance.

Headteacher Mrs Thornton says "We thought we'd open the school to the village to see if the villagers would like to join us for lunch - and they did! We're really pleased with how it's all worked out."