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Originally posted by Extralien
Originally posted by PW229
This young lady is exposing the diabolical state of school meals in the UK. The suppliers, who are inevitably government subsidised are providing food barely fit for human consumption. If people think the decision to ban her photographs was purely a decision by the local council they are sorely mistaken. This would have embarrassed the government right to the top, and we can't be having that now can we?
And that is very possibly the proverbial nail head meeting the hammer in some form..
I bet that some councilor is, or has, been getting a right royal roasting over this.
Kinda hoping that if it's true, that he/she has gone home with a banging headache due to stress..
Very nice point you've made there. Very possible. Especially considering the global exposure this has gained.
Nope. Food should be provided by the parents, if the parents do not wish to do this, then they go hungry. It's quite simple really..
Absolutely, that is why allowing parents to decide what is best for their children to consume is the way forward. If every child went into school with a healthy, balanced packed lunch, you would see the benefits instantly, as opposed to feeding them some sort of gratuity meal that is barely even edible.
So what you are really saying is, for those hours you don't feel that you should really have any say, because you can foist the responsibility onto someone else. And we wonder why generations coming up are completely apathetic and lazy when this is the attitude the parents have.
And we wonder why the next generations have such disgusting attitude problems. The fact is, the future is in privatisation, and if you think some big company is going to give a toss about something so insignificant as food, you are deeply mistaken. You'll be making packed lunches wether you like it or not.
No they won't, the child who will be my nurse, doctor or carer is at school somewhere in India or Africa. Our kids don't go onto these roles because the education system in this country places more emphasis on the student's happiness over the actual education.
The biggest lesson in life to learn is "Self responsibility", if that means that your kid has to make their own sandwiches, or that the state will not hold them from cradle to grave, then to me that is the best outcome.
We have a generation where people expect things just to be given to them, wouldn't you rather the next generations had the mentality that they will have to work for things and sometimes they won't get what they'd like?
I think you know why I don't have a picture today but I will have on Monday! Thanks to everyone that has helped to get my blog back on track. I would have missed writing it a lot and I'm looking forward to sharing my dinners and yours.
I worried yesterday that I would never reach enough money to buy a Mary's Meal kitchen in Malawi (31 seconds!) but we have raised a total of £45,889.46 which is more than one kitchen! It could be many kitchens or one kitchen feeding many children for years.
A small thank you isn't enough so here's a big THANK YOU to you all!
See you on Monday,
Martha and supporters of her NeverSeconds blog have raised over £80,000 so far for Mary's Meals and worldwide awareness of the charity, which provides a daily meal to hungry children in some of the world's poorest countries where poverty and hunger prevent them from getting an education.
Already, as a result of donations to Martha's online giving page, Martha has raised enough money to build a new kitchen shelter and feed an entire school for a year at Lirangwe Primary School in Blantyre, Malawi, as part of Mary's Meals' Sponsor A School initiative.
In addition to the children at Lirangwe school, around 5,800 of the world's poorest children will begin receiving Mary's Meals because of funds raised -- and that number keeps increasing as donations come in.
Today, all 1,963 pupils at Lirangwe Primary, were excited to hear the news and gave Martha and her supporters a huge message of thanks. On the blackboard at their school, they wrote: "Thank you Martha and your friends" and sang songs in appreciation of the support received.