Martha Wins! 9-year-old Victorious!

NeverSeconds blogger Martha Payne school dinner photo ban lifted

Martha’s NeverSeconds blog started as a writing project with her dad – I changed the photo because I hate the same one in successive posts

A council has lifted its controversial ban on a nine-year-old girl taking photographs of her school meals.

Martha Payne, from Argyll, got more than two million hits on her NeverSeconds blog in just a few weeks.

Argyll and Bute Council said press coverage of the blog had led catering staff to fear for their jobs.

But council leader Roddy McCuish later told BBC Radio 4’s World at One programme that he had instructed senior officials to lift the ban immediately.

He said: “It is a good thing to do, to change your mind, and I have certainly done that.”

The council was widely criticised for the move, which had sparked a furious reaction on social media.

Local MSP Mike Russell, Scotland’s education secretary, wrote to the council’s chief executive in his capacity as local MSP, calling for the “daft” ban to be overturned.

Martha became an internet hit after she began publishing photographs of her Lochgilphead Primary School lunches on 30 April.

Source: BBC News Read more

Opinion:

Mike Russell, Scotland’s education secretary, made the right call, the ban was ‘daft.’

Congratulations, Martha, keep blogging, you are making a difference.

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