An 11-year-old girl was told she couldn't bring a lunch box into school because it was a health and safety risk.Eh? Was it made of plutonium, or something?
Eilonwy Carr came home from her first week at Thomas Willingale Primary, The Broadway, Loughton distressed after being told it was against school policy.Well, it seems a little extreme to remove your children over such a trivial (if annoyingly control-freakish and stupid) policy. Are you some sort of enviro-nut, or someth...
Furious dad Huw, 37, of Whitehills Road, Loughton, has removed Eilonwy and her sister Arianwen, nine, from the school, branding the move "stupid" and "out of touch".
Mr Carr, who describes his family as "keen environmentalists"…This'll be good! *gets popcorn*
…said: "The school told me that all children must take in packed lunches in a throwaway bag.Well, it seems the problem is that some other parents aren't as hot on the 'cleaning' bit:
"But, as a family, we make sure we don't use any disposable or throwaway products and prefer a lunch box which can be cleaned and used again."
The school told him lunch boxes had caused a vermin problem in the past.So, the thing to do is to ban all lunchboxes, right?
Just like the time I forgot to put the bird seed in the tin in the shed and found a wood mouse had got at it the next day. So I borrowed a flamethrower and burned the shed down! Hah! That showed him....
In a letter to the family, headteacher Marion Smith said: "The policy on disposable lunches is based on health and safety grounds, which is why there are no exceptions."No surrender! Never! You keep the H&S flag flying, Marion. Normal people will just watch from the sidelines, OK?
She explained to the Recorder that the school insists on disposable bags so lunches can be collected in a laundry bag and easily carried and stored, eliminating the vermin problem caused by forgotten lunch boxes.And what that little fact has to do with anything, I fail to see. Though I suspect it serves the same purpose for Marion as a gorilla beating it's chest or a bull snorting as it paws the ground.
She added: "We have one of the largest primary schools in the area with 15 classes of 30 children and the policy has been in place for at least 10 years".
It's a warning that this eco-happy, beardy-weirdy Aussie hippy doesn't know who he's messing with....