I wondered your thoughts on this; sixth formers being paid the going rate to do lunchtime duties at their own school. I don't feel at all comfortable with it. <font face="Calibri">In this present climate, with so many adults desperately seeking employment to support their families, I feel it puts a nonchalant slant on earning money; not to mention depriving employment seeking adults who would be very appreciative of such jobs, no matter how small.</font> I appreciate that some students have to work to fund their education but I am aware that students are being employed who receive the EMA for their educational needs already and I have personal knowledge that not even their EMA gets spent on what they need, let alone their wages. More so socialising, computer games, etc. Of course, some students have part-time jobs anyway, but I'm just not sure about in their own school? Plus I am aware that it was easy for students to get these jobs, which obviously doesn't exactly reflect real life. What happened was the school had lunch time staff and because of cuts, told them they would have to reduce their wages. The staff didn't agree and left. So the school employed the kids instead!There would always be someone in the community who would be very willing to do such a job but the school didn't want to do that. Additionally, though of course I understand students will eat, I'm not sure that eating earlier or later than lunch time is a good thing either for their health, and I consider that lunch time should be used for eating, talking to friends and perhaps reading/studying, not working for the school. This is just my opinion but I would really appreciate your views too.