Schools in the UK are keeping their students on a short leash by fining parents or punishing children for the most ridiculous reasons.
According to recent reports, a primary school near Slough, Berkshire suspended a 6 year old from all school classes for four days. 6 year old Riley Pearson apparently did something completely unforgivable by bringing Mini Cheddars into school for lunch. According to the school’s headmaster, Riley has violated the school’s lunch policy several times by bringing the snack in his lunchbox. The school insists that all students follow a strict healthy eating policy, which is against all kinds of sweets, fizzy drinks, chips and chocolates. After being called to the principal’s office, Riley’s parents defended the boy, claiming that he was underweight and in need of carbohydrates and fats.
Riley’s parents said their son usually has a cheese snack, a yoghurt tube, a sandwich, a bottle of water and Mini Cheddars in his lunchbox. However, it seems like the school’s headmaster doesn’t think this type of lunch is appropriate.