Council Decides Girl Can Blog About School Lunches After All
The Argyll and Bute Council decided it was a form of censorship
School lunch blog NeverSeconds made the Internet rounds last month when Jamie Oliver tweeted his approval, and it looks like after a brief hiatus the blog, written by a nine-year-old, will return.
For a hot second, the Argyll and Bute Council banned Martha Payne, the blogger, from taking photos and posting them, reportedly due to the bad publicity the blog was causing.
"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," Payne wrote on Thursday. "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."
Luckily, today the council decided to overturn their ban. Roddy McCuish, the SNP leader, told BBC,"There's no place for censorship in Argyll and Bute Council and there never has been and there never will be."
This, of course, occured after a wave of support for Martha on Twitter, including a shoutout from Jamie Oliver: "Stay strong Martha, RT this to show your support #neverseconds http://bit.ly/LXzJcI Jx."
The blog, in the meantime, has had almost 2 million hits, and raised around £2,000 for world hunger charity Mary's Meals.