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Sat Apr 28, 2012

A new survey has found some British students have to survive on their classmates’ meals leftovers, laying bare the depth of misery the financial crisis has imposed on poorer households.


A poll from teachers found 57 percent of them have seen hungry students at least once a week.


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Post time 2012-4-29 07:15:09 |Display all floors
The results of the study by the Prince’s Trust and the Times Educational Supplement also showed 40 percent of teachers have been seeing such students every single day.

This comes as the survey revealed many youngsters even see the schools as a place they can warm themselves up while some come to the classes in dirty clothes and unable to concentrate.

The researchers also said a teacher told them he occasionally sees “scavenger pupils” fishing for the leftovers of other pupils’ meals at school.

The Prince’s Trust director of policy and strategy Ginny Lunn said the findings are especially alarming as they suggest children are now falling victim to the financial crisis.

“The recession is already damaging the hopes of more than a million young people who are struggling to find a job. Now young people in schools are next in line,” she said.

The British government formally announced on Thursday that the economy is back into recession.
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