NeverSeconds blogger Martha Payne banned from taking school dinner photos
A nine-year-old girl who became an internet hit after blogging about her school dinners has been banned from taking photographs of her meals.
Martha Payne, from Argyll, began publishing photographs of her Lochgilphead Primary School lunches on 30 April.
Her NeverSeconds blog got more than two million hits in just a few weeks.
Argyll and Bute Council said press coverage of the blog had led catering staff to fear for their jobs.
Martha gave each meal a ‘food-o-meter’ and health rating, and counted the number of mouthfuls it took her to eat it.
But in a post published on Thursday evening, Martha said her headteacher told her not to take any more photographs for the blog.
Under the headline “Goodbye”, the post stated: “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.
“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.”
The council’s decision to impose the ban came after the Daily Record newspaper published a photograph of Martha alongside chef Nick Nairn under the headline “Time to fire the dinner ladies..”
What a thing to do!!!
What message are we giving our kids ???
Freedom of speech DOESN’T EXIST?
You can have an opinion as long as it’s ours?
I bet they wouldn’t be taking it down if it gave positives for each meal?
Some people need to realise that 1984-by George Orwell is a sci-fi book…not a manual of guidance.