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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:02 AM
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blogger Martha Payne 'banned' from taking school dinner photos


www.bbc.co.uk

A nine-year-old girl who became an internet hit after blogging about her school dinners claims she has been banned from taking photographs of her meals.

The council's decision to impose the ban came after the Daily Record newspaper published a photograph of Martha alongside chef Nick Nairn under the headline "Time to fire the dinner ladies.."
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:02 AM
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This'll lighten up your day..

As daft as it may seem, this little story seems to have risen to heights that many of us would love to have on every single one of the threads we create..

Story goes, that a 9 yr old girl blogged about her school dinners, took photos of said dinners and people from around the world replied on her blog..
2 million hits later and the council takes offence.. and bans her from taking any more photos of her dinners.

WHY?????

Is it because of the local newspaper headline that was published?
Is it, as one 'reviewer' claims, to do with the council 'coining in' on the popularity of the blog and trying to gain some attention to itself (ie tourism/complaints etc = money)

Or could it be that the girl takes rubbish photos? Maybe they fear what her blog will show and jeopardise future school meal services.

Why is one of TPTB trying to stop a 9yr old from doing something they enjoy?
Is it the actual photography itself? Not the content or the blog, but just to stop someone using a camera.. making the rest of the school kids think they cannot use a camera too?

There's some real daft people out there, and I'm sure all of us here on ATS will support this girl and her blog... perhaps with us all reading this story, more hits on her blog and pressur on the council will force them to lift the ban and let the girl continue her blogging and reporting on what she feels she has a full right to do.



www.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

ETA.. As an idea.. flag this thread.. let others see it.. let's get this girls ban lifted
The more people that see this, the more that can put pressure on the council to withdraw.
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:22 AM
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Holy crap, you need to ask why???

Just look at it!!!


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And she's being generous, I'd give it a health rating of MINUS 2/10
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Those council officials should be made to come to that girls school and eat that ....POO for a week!
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:24 AM
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Originally posted by VoidHawk
Holy crap, you need to ask why???

Just look at it!!!


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Eat it or go hungry, simple really.

Schools should not even be providing food, they are where you go to get an education, not fed.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:26 AM
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Like it or not, schools are, in the eyes of the law, private property. As such, they are legally allowed to restrict or ban photography whenever they wish.

She needs to get a very long telephoto lens, stand on a public road, and photograph a friends dinner through a window, from outside the school property. The school would be SOL then.

More seriously, wow, why are the schools NOT being charged with starvation of a minor, if they are typical of school dinners nowdays.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:28 AM
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So they'll be giving their parents their tax money back will they?? after all, they DO PAY for it you know!

Also Citybig, you should remember the children are imprisoned for the day, are you suggesting they should not be fed?
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FLAG THIS THREAD. PARENTS NEED TO SEE THIS.
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:28 AM
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Originally posted by BMorris

More seriously, wow, why are the schools NOT being charged with starvation of a minor, if they are typical of school dinners nowdays.


Why is it the school's responsibility to feed the pupils? Surely that is a parents job.


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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:30 AM
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Did you never read the original story? She was taking photos of the food because it was so crap. It would hardly feed a bird what they were feeding those kids every day.

The reason the council has banned her is because it doesn't want the world knowing how poorly they are feeding the kids in their schools. When you consider the government pays for kids from families on benefits and low incomes to have a school meal, and some parents are paying for their kids to have school meals, the last thing they want is anyone asking where that money is actually going.

Here is a link to the original story www.dailymail.co.uk...



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:31 AM
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Because the parents pay for it, perhaps?

Parents have a choice, provide packed lunches, or pay (used to be, in my time, £5.50 per week) for the school to provide 1 "nutritious" meal per day. The meals are NOT free, and as such, should meat (typo intended) basic standards.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:32 AM
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Originally posted by VoidHawk
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So they'll be giving their parents their tax money back will they?? after all, they DO PAY for it you know!

Also Citybig, you should remember the children are imprisoned for the day, are you suggesting they should not be fed?
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Parents should provide a packed lunch, otherwise no food should be provided.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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I reckon a few phone calls to the council from all of us (hopefully MANY more will read this) will soon put a stop to the ban.
Just keep on phoning and asking them why they've made this ban.. keep phoning back for an update


No doubt they'll end up putting up a recorded message and the lines will be heavily loaded.. at least they'll know how stupid they've been.

If you go to the blog itself and look at the counter at the bottom of the page.. it's rising fast..
For some reason this blog has hit it big time, especially with this news..
neverseconds.blogspot.co.uk...-form
2337890 at time of this post..

I'm pretty sure the council will give up soon.. They should...



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:36 AM
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That pop sicle looks good.

They give you guys REAL forks and spoons over there? and a little cute space JUST for pickle slices? LOL sup with that?


But anyways I think it's deplorable that the school would try and silence a whistle blower. She shouldn't stop. Encourage all the kids to start taking pictures.

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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:37 AM
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So when you go to the cafe during lunch at work, and they give you scraps of food, even though you've paid for a proper meal, thats OK, because you should have taken a packed lunch anyway.

Same thing, they are PAYING the school to provide the dinner, no different from going to a restauraunt. Quite often the school even contracts a professional catering company to provide the meals, and doesn't provide them directly.

Either way, lets not feed the troll anymore. He's not paid for his food.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:39 AM
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Quite possibly the most insane thing I've heard all week. When people in positions of power start taking away a 9 year old's right to free speach we are truly on the road to hell.

Perhaps the arseholes hsould invest their time in improving the nutironal value of the kids diet and giving them something that resembles food rather than trying to cover it up.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:40 AM
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Originally posted by Citybig

Originally posted by VoidHawk
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So they'll be giving their parents their tax money back will they?? after all, they DO PAY for it you know!

Also Citybig, you should remember the children are imprisoned for the day, are you suggesting they should not be fed?
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Parents should provide a packed lunch, otherwise no food should be provided.



You're obviously not a parent. If you are I wouldnt want to be your child.


The burger will be made from meat/gunge scavenged from bone using compressed air. The fish fingers will be made from fish that was bought one day before it would be considered unfit for human consumtion (I worked in the fish industry) and the yellow substance will be FAKE chees. The ice lolly will be full of E numbers and contain zero nutrition, the bread roll ..well, cardboard comes to mind. That leaves the cucumber, that just might be healthy.

The post below by RealSpoke is missleading, it shows pictures sent in by children from DIFFERENT schools
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:41 AM
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Originally posted by Citybig

Originally posted by VoidHawk
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So they'll be giving their parents their tax money back will they?? after all, they DO PAY for it you know!

Also Citybig, you should remember the children are imprisoned for the day, are you suggesting they should not be fed?
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Parents should provide a packed lunch, otherwise no food should be provided.



What about parents who cannot afford to provide a packed lunch everyday? School meals have been an inherent part of the state school system for 50 years. We just need to provide kids with decent food not crap. What is £2 per head, per day?



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:44 AM
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REGARDLESS if you think she should have packed a lunch or not, you're missing the point of the story. She gave the school bad press that was based off the TRUTH and they silenced her. That is the real travesty.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:51 AM
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Did you guys look at the pics on this girls blog of her food?

It looks like a 5 star restaurant Publicity stunt? Dumb school? I don't get it?

neverseconds.blogspot.co.uk...







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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 06:03 AM
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Many of those pictures you posted are from DIFFERENT foriegn schools. Go back and read it and consider whether you want to leave those pics in your post.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 06:04 AM
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How's the legality of forbidding her from taking those photos? I know here you wouldn't be able to do it. In US in private schools on the other hand you could. I have no clue about UK.






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