Banned from Blogging
Blogged by James Preece on 15th June 2012
Not me! That was just a cheeky headline to make you click through.
Nine year old Martha has been blogging photos of her school dinners and Argyll and Bute Council (who have absolutely nothing to hide you understand) have now banned her after newspaper headlines that made them look bad.
Since my blog became well read we have had a special visitor at school who wears a white coat and hair net. She looks at my food when I am walking away from the queue. I think she stays there and looks at everyone's and then she looks at what goes in the bin when serving has finished. Not much went in the bin today!
This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher and taken to her office. I was told that I could not take any more photos of my school dinners because of a headline in a newspaper today.
I only write my blog not newspapers and I am sad I am no longer allowed to take photos. I will miss sharing and rating my school dinners and I’ll miss seeing the dinners you send me too. I don’t think I will be able to finish raising enough money for a kitchen for Mary’s Meals either.
I don't know what's worse - the sleazy council that won't let a little girl share photos of the food they give her, or the fact that this is behaviour I first encountered in the Catholic Church. My wife, by the way, is still not allowed to blog.
Here's an idea oh mighty bureaucracieswith nothing to hide - how about instead of silencing blogs, you make things less rubbish instead. Yeah? That could work...
Anyways, the council are getting exactly the publicity they deserve.
Meanwhile, Martha was raising money for Mary's Meals which is an excellent charity so please get on over there and give them some money.