If pupils are found to have sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks or full-fat crisps, teachers confiscate them and hold them in the staffroom.Yes, it’s the ‘Food Gestapo’ in action yet again, rifling through primary school children’s lunchboxes and removing anything Big Brother is telling them is ‘unhealthy’ this week.
The snacks are returned at the end of the day but only if parents ask.
But it was the little tagged-on story at the end that really made me pause:
In 2007, Standish High School in Wigan banned pupils from leaving the school grounds at lunchtime, stopping them from going to fast food outlets.Wha…?
Some children phoned a local sandwich delivery man who came to the school and passed his wares through the gates.
However, teachers complained and the sandwich seller was asked to move on by police.
Selling sandwiches to schoolchildren (who showed a nice line in initiative there!) is illegal now…?