All students eat lunch in the school hall. We encourage our students to develop their functional life skills and motor skills; so, developing their eating skills and habits. Social skills are a key area of learning during this time where we aim to encourage social relationships and foster a sense of enjoyment at sitting together with friends. We see this as an important part of our teaching and learning at school and, for this reason, we promote a ‘family dining experience’ with staff taking lunch with the students so they are able to model and support this learning.