Martha Payne | Innocent School Girl Banned from Posting Photos of her School Dinners by Argyll and Bute Council

15 Jun
school dinners

Photo Credit goes to Chris Radburn

Support for Nine Year Old School girl Martha Payne.

Happy Friday everyone!

I have a blog post half written about my trip to Antwerp over the Jubilee bank holiday but felt inspired to post this topical blog post today as it touched my heart.

This morning I learned of a school girl called Martha Payne who has been regularly posting on her blog site on her daily school dinners. I believe she does this for interest but she also set-up a charity with her friends where they make felt soaps and candle holders which they then sell to raise money to feed children in schools.

Martha effectively posted information and photos about each school dinner she had plus a rating system including foodometer/mouthfuls/courses/health rating/price and amusingly “pieces of hair”.

Martha posted on her blog last night (14th June 2012) stating that she had been taken out of her Maths class and told by her head teacher that she was no longer allowed to take photos of her school meals.

Martha and her family have been very quick to state that her school has been very supportive in this issue and it’s actually Argyll and Bute Council that have made the request.

I quite like BBC correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones‘ analysis on the decision of the council. He suggests that this might be a cunning plan to drum up some exposure/publicity on the region.

Do you think they are that smart?

Whatever the story is – it’s working in Martha’s favour – as I type this her blogger view count is rapidly rising right before my eyes.

Someone lucrative is watching (sounds like a case for Jamie Oliver) – Max Clifford has probably already contacted her!

Jamie Oliver shows his support for Martha Payne on Twitter

Jamie Oliver shows his support for Martha Payne on Twitter

Here is Martha’s blog – NeverSeconds

Here is her Just Giving page for the charity Martha supports – Just Giving Never Seconds

Finally some articles you might be interested in on the topic –

Finally, finally – Tweet your lunch photos in support for Martha and hash tag it #MyLunchforMartha #NeverSeconds


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