Comment posted NeverSeconds: time to let Martha Payne recover anonymity by linnhe.
The blog is clearly written by the child.
It is a family education project that all the rest of us have abused.
The dinner ladies are employed by the school..
this blog is not “tactless, and overly critical blog” about ANY individual.
The blog and the family have been supportive of and supported by the staff.
The pics are great.. and the engagement that Martha is getting with folks around the world is inspiring.
If the council cannot support their staff (the dinner ladies) then attack the council .. NOT a 9 year old.
linnhe also commented
I think you have a mistype in your sentence
“if our council is to retain its credibility and public respect.”
If you replace “retain” with “regain” you would be closer to the mark.
- could not disagree more.
There is a nationwide issue about School Meals.
What Martha is doing is getting children talking about what they are eating ! This should be encouraged and expanded.
This is GOLD that none of the celebrities have succeeded in doing.
She is questionning WHERE her meat comes from – GOOD – if the council cannot provide a satisfactory answer, then they should work harder.
She is highlighting that some meal choices are good and some are not. GOOD – let the council take that on board and improve the choices.
She is challenging her fellow students – her choices are far better than some will be. GOOD – let her continue to be a good example.
And far more importantly she is learning how to stick at something, not be a 1 day wonder; she is learning to engage with other children around the globe; she is learning that some things do not change over night because life is more complicated than that; but that one person CAN make a difference with words…
Oh, and the fine Dinner Ladies – let the council do their job as employers and ensure that there is a full dialogue with them to make the neccesary improvements and to ensure that they are happy and secure in their jobs.
Recent comments by linnhe
- Campbell Cameron: The Lorn Vintage Ploughing Match
Not in All Argyll.. plenty of the younguns interested but we have a lot of work to do to make the job work better… feeding ourselves would be a good idea.
- Forth gone, Clyde on way out but Coastguard closures not meant to happen until 2015
Norway coastguard have very different powers over people and vessels. It is a part of the military, with many responsibilities, not just a search and rescue service.
They have used state of the art technology and communications for decades.
They have their own vessels.
- MCA pinning Coastguard Station closures on ‘banking’ local knowledge
The MCA threw away “local knowledge” when they closed Oban station.. all the promised liaison and local visits every year never happened.
Clyde officers were never interested in coming to Oban, in learning Argyll’s coast, they did not participate in the pre-closure training. A couple of Oban SAR officers went there, but that was barely enough to explain a few crucial names.
The Chief Coastguard then later admitted his mistake in closing Oban, but actually few serious incidents have actually happened as a result.
Anyone who listens in to radio traffic can only cringe at the discourse.. but as long as folks are saved, there really is little arguement.
Belfast has always been well involved in the Argyll maritime community, probably a lot more than Clyde ever was before.
- Shores of Loch Long a dangerous and filthy mess with wild camping: no action from Council or National Park
Loch Etive is the same.
- Overnight closures for Connel Bridge for repairs to damage caused by high truck
there are warning signs linked to a lazer beam – to the south and the north.
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