Friday, June 15, 2012

Little Girl’s Blog Gets Banned!

Nine-year-old Martha Payne’s blog got banned in Britain, and all she did was take pictures of the school lunch every day and make comments.  For instance, one day she commented, “I’m a growing kid and I need to concentrate all afternoon and I can’t do it on one croquette.” 

She also asked questions like:  Where does the chicken come from?  Why do we throw the plastic spoons away, instead of recycling them?  Obviously, this little girl was a menace to society.  

What was her reward?  On June 14 she posted that she was hauled out of her math class, taken to the head teacher, and told she couldn’t take pictures of the school food anymore.  Take THAT, free speech.  As well as education, nutrition, individual spirit, etc. 

Don’t get her wrong.  Martha Payne is not a smart aleck.  In fact, she gave a 10 out of 10 for the last school lunch she reviewed before her blog got kaiboshed. 

But her blog prevailed!  The internet uproar was enormous.  Now, she’s allowed to take pictures of the school food again.  Visit her blog and see that it’s alive and well. 

If you want to see a cute picture of her that I can’t post due to copyright, look at this site

So the pen is mightier than the sword.  I know, she used a keyboard, but this looked picturesque.  

1 comment:

Jess said...

What a cool story (and a really neat blog of hers). It's great to see kids motivated to do stuff like this, and I love the attention she got when the school tried to shut her down :) Thanks for sharing!


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