9-year old Scottish girl has school lunch blog on Internet again after British authorities shut it down!
- on June 20, 2012
I did a blog on the original web page that Martha Payne, from Argyll, Scotland, created. She started a blog with pictures from the food at her school.
Here is my original blog:
She recorded more than three million hits from around the world since she first posted her blog on April 30, 2012. She was taking pictures of her own lunches at Lochgilphead Primary School. In return, school children began sending her pictures of THEIR food from their schools from all over the globe. In my opinion, this was a tremendous event and a real trend-setter.
And- she was making money for the Mary's Meals charity organization at the same time.
So what did the British Council authorities do? They cancelled her blog!
They feared that the catering staff would lose their jobs.
Thursday she said that her headteacher asked her not to take any more pictures of the food in the school cafeteria. She wrote, "Goodbye. This morning in maths I got taken out of class by my head teacher" and that she was not to write any more blogs.
By Friday there was internet protest from around the world. And she got her blog back. Here it is:
Please read it.
Martha Payne, an 9-year old girl from Scotland, can now have her own blog again.
And here is the newest BBC article:
Why don't young Kansans get together and feature blogs on their own lives, in their own towns, in Kansas? I'm sure the world would be very attracted to this idea.
Maybe newspapers from all over the state could carry such blogs with pictures. This would be unique, to my knowledge, in the United States. And we older people might learn a few things!