The Pembroke School in the south west of Wales has truly embraced the cutting edge with its cashless catering system for school children. This system allows students to pay for their school meals using smart cards instead of carrying cash. Not only can the cards be used in school canteens, they can also be utilized to grab snacks and drinks from vending machines.
This cashless catering system isn't just more convenient for students, but also reduces hassle for parents -- rather than giving their children cash each day to pay for their meals, parents can simply top up their children's cards online. That way, they also know that the money can only be spent on school meals rather than other undesirable or unsavory products or activities.