Scoville Units Unite

15 Jun

Well Done Martha Payne #NeverSeconds

Martha Payne, a nine year girl, has been blogging about the dinners available at her school.

The school is some bizarre crackdown on attacks on their services have decided that she is now banned from taking photos of the meals.

Obviously this kind of thing never backfires which is why as of right now the counter on her blog is at 2, 671, 895 views.

Argyll and Bute Council have issued a pretty terrible statement about it.

Argyll and Bute Council wholly refutes the unwarranted attacks on its schools catering service which culminated in national press headlines which have led catering staff to fear for their jobs. The Council has directly avoided any criticism of anyone involved in the ‘never seconds’ blog for obvious reasons despite a strongly held view that the information presented in it misrepresented the options and choices available to pupils however this escalation means we had to act to protect staff from the distress and harm it was causing. In particular, the photographic images uploaded appear to only represent a fraction of the choices available to pupils, so a decision has been made by the council to stop photos being taken in the school canteen.

Of course, the morons who decided this was a great response also wrongly used the word refute. No, I am sorry, you did not refute anything. You might have denied it, it might even upset you but you didn’t prove that the criticism levelled at you was incorrect.

As well as highlighting the types of meals she is being provided with, Martha was also using the attention her blog received to raise funds for charity.

I mentioned in my blog NeverSeconds.blogspot.co.uk that last year my friends and I set up Charity Children at school and we made felt soaps and candle holders. We had a sale and raised £70 for Mary’s Meals enough to feed 7 children for a whole year!

My blog is being read all over the world and some people have said I am very lucky to have lunch at all. They are right. Lots of readers have asked how they can support Charity Children but because I can’t make enough felt soaps it is best if you support Mary’s Meals directly.

I’ve thrown a tenner her way and it is being drowned in the total which right now is almost £18,000. Enough to pay for two kitchens in schools in some of the poorest countries in Africa and well on the way to funding a third.

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