Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Sugar Bans Don't Work

Pupils at a leading grammar school could be suspended for secretly selling sweets in the playground.

The warning comes after a pupil-run sweet 'racket' was foiled by staff at St Anselm's College in Birkenhead, Merseyside.

A number of entrepreneurial children were found to be cashing in on the government ban on junk food at schools, by selling sweets and fizzy drinks to fellow classmates.

Rather than encourage their business minds, the school has clamped down on the 'outbreak of sweet selling' in the playground and on the bus.

Headteacher Simon Duggan fears the practice encourages fights and theft and says it will not be tolerated.

Gee, hoodah thunkit? You think that Prohibition and bans on guns would have given them a clue?

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