Pupil breaks school’s junk food ban following dad’s example
A schoolboy has been suspended for ‘crisp dealing’ at a school which has banned unhealthy drinks and snacks. 11-year-old Joel Bradley was allegedly caught selling a packet of crisps for a marked-up price of 50p. He was suspended for a day from Liverpool’s Cardinal Heenan High School because it was the second time he’d been caught. Dad Joe said his son had been “victimised” for an enterprise that could earn him as much as £15 a day. “I think the school made a beeline for him because of what I’ve done,” he said. Joe admitted he’d been caught selling canned drinks, chocolate bars and crisps from a van outside the school after the local shop closed.Headteacher Dave Forshaw said, “We’re a healthy school and proud of it. If parents aren’t happy then they are perfectly free to take their children to a school that allows pupils to sell these things.”Do you think the school is right to suspend Joel, or do you think it’s a step too far? Let us know below…
I feel sorry for this child because it seems clear to me that his father had all to do with his selling enterprise. However, punishment was necessary.
Ithink they're right to do something ,I suppose suspending him was more of message to the parents ,and seems unfair on the child.I wonder how the parents of other children at the school feel about their children being ripped off,in effect by this child's father as the child was obviously helped by someone.Is this these kids pocket money they're spending.
Lots of schools have healthy packed lunch policies,they don't need someone undermining that either.Right or wrong,there's the rest of the day and all weekend to pig out on junk,they can manage a few hours without if that's the school's policy.I certainly wouldn't want my child supplied with junk without my say so.
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