Never Seconds, Censorship And Human Rights #neverseconds


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.

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About The Hairy Housewife

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Seamstress, cross-stitcher, sci-fi lover, ukulele player and Chelmsford's own Pickling Pagan who wants to inherit a TARDIS when she grows up. In the process of writing an as yet unnamed book, with anecdotes and information about being epileptic and autistic - and seeing the funny side! Also an entertainment journalist for What Culture, where I write about Doctor Who.
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8 Responses to Never Seconds, Censorship And Human Rights #neverseconds

  1. School dinner will now consist of popcorn, to help kids enjoy the continuing trainwreck of Argyll and Bute council. neverseconds

  2. K. Marie says:

    When I am reading over the new blogs I follow I find myself always clicking on yours. :-) I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!!

  3. I am so glad to hear she’s won her case and she can keep on blogging! I knew the wonderful Jamie Oliver would get involved and I retweeted his tweet. What a brave and clever little girl, and an inspiration to us all!

    • Missus Tribble says:

      I retweeted Jamie too. What an inspiring little girl – one who likes her veg and thinks every child should eat it!

      I was thrilled to learn that the ban was lifted and that she could continue – I would have set Gordon Ramsay on them otherwise!

  4. littlesundog says:

    I just love your word “craptastic”. I never hear that here in the US, so when you write it I find myself cracking up with laughter! You ROCK my friend… I love your writing style!

  5. willowdot21 says:

    The ban was relented! I to the child nil to the Argyll and Bute council!

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