I was going to post something about eyecare in the United Kingdom, due to my having had an eye test yesterday and discovering that I now need the dreaded varifocals, but something far more important has caught my attention today.
For the last seven weeks a nine-year-old girl has been taking photographs of her school dinners and blogging about them. She has followers from all over the world, and was also using her blog to raise money for Mary’s Meals – a charity that provides children with meals in Africa.
Argyll and Bute council found out about it after her blog went viral. This had been the entire point – highlighting that her school meals were, quite frankly, rubbish (sorry, but I don’t call a Rocket ice lolly dessert, and the portions of the “main meal” wouldn’t keep a Wren alive). Even Jamie Oliver was working with her.
So what do Argyll and Bute decide to do? Instead of sitting down to find an affordable solution for their craptastic, totally un-nutritious dinners, they ban this child from taking her camera to school and blogging about the food!
The news article can be found HERE.
I would like to get the word out there in support of this kind-hearted, enterprising young lady. Please read the article and add your voice to the many in favour of her cause by Tweeting and blogging and Facebooking and anything else you can do!
This is abuse of a child’s human rights. Let’s try to get some sanity back in to this horrific situation.