Doncaster school bans birthday cake
October 19, 2009 § 2 Comments
Did I really hear this news story correctly? What I think I just heard on Radio 4’s Today Programme was that the head of a Doncaster primary school had sent back a birthday cake that pupil Olivia Morris had brought in to share with her classmates because it didn’t comply with healthy eating rules.
I later checked out the story which seems to have been broken by South Yorkshire’s own “The Star” and the headmistress is indeed quoted as saying that the birthday cake contradicted healthy eating rules and might cause allergic reactions. Oh dear. And to make matters worse it was a home-made cake baked by Olivia’s greatgrandmother. It defies belief and it’s rude to the point of churlishness into the bargain. And Yorkshire folk grumble about having a reputation for being miserable gits….