A PRIMARY school has been trialling a new free school meals service launched by Morrisons.

The supermarket launched the service for schools which are feeding children who have had to self-isolate due to the coronavirus crisis and decided the Lammack Primary School in Blackburn would make the perfect test case.

This comes after a national campaign to provide free school meals to children in need led by Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford highlighted the importance of making sure all children are provided for.

Head teacher Paula Duckworth said: “We were struggling to provide children eligible for free school meals with healthy and cost-effective food while they were self-isolating.

“So I was thankful to be contacted by Morrisons to see if this was something they could help with. The Morrisons Kids Meal Pack service has been such a lifeline for our kids.”

The chain will now be working with schools to provide pupils who would normally be eligible for free-school meals.