I love a theme and this one has my tummy rumbling.
For me, a school dinner was all about the 'afters'. I have hazy memories of cheese quiche with concrete pastry, cold cottage pie and carrots, liver and bacon with lumpy mash; but they were really just a necessary evil to be gobbled up as quickly as possible so as to be first in line in the pudding queue.
Jam roly-poly, Spotted Dick, apple and rhubarb crumble all drizzled with hot runny custard. Iced chocolate squares with squirty cream, iced yellow squares with pink shaving foam, rice pudding with a dollop of jam, quivering strawberry blancmange, tinned fruit salad with Angel Delight, ice cream sandwiches with bright pink wafers, banana custard...good grief I'm drooling!
My personal favourite though was a bread and butter pudding made with marmalade and baked until crisp and toasty on top but still gooey beneath.
Deep joy, (sigh)