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Flying Flapjacks

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PollyinBrum Report 25 Mar 2013 12:13

School dinner staff at a secondary school in Essex have been banned from serving triangular versions of the flapjack after one was thrown, hitting a boy in the face.

Critics have pointed out that a square flapjack has more sharp edges than a triangle shaped one.

:-D :-D :-D :-D


Frederick Report 25 Mar 2013 12:28

Keep the Triangular versions and expel the children who threw them,

bring back Corporal Punishment, six of the best will do them a world of good.



maggiewinchester Report 25 Mar 2013 12:40

Just heard this - it beggars belief!!!!

They shouldn't be throwing food in the first place. :-|


Dermot Report 25 Mar 2013 12:48

Because of strict H&S rules, the Irish Rail Union has banned its members from test-driving the new driverless trains.



Lyndi Report 25 Mar 2013 12:54

Just read this lol - cannot believe that square flapjacks is considered the answer!!
Maybe safe circular flapjacks could have been used as frisbees :-D

Note nothing is being said about whether there were any disciplinary measures taken against the pupils involved - little treasures musn't be upset or have their rights to free expression taken away ;-)

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 25 Mar 2013 13:52

This has just been on the BBC news,

Couldn't believe that the lad went home to recover from being hit with the flapjack.

Where were the women that are supposed to be in the dinner hall oversseing the kids while they have their meals.

I agree they shouldn't have been throwing food but it doesn't matter what the shape of the flapjack is.

The lad must have been a bit of a wimp having to go home to recover.


Jane Report 25 Mar 2013 14:20

Even the square ones have pointed edges!!!!!!.What is wrong with everyone these days.I have heard it all now :-| :-| :-|.I wonder what other countries think of our totally ridiculous and OTT reasons for banning things.I think we are a laughing stock :-S


Penny Report 25 Mar 2013 14:42

If school kids insist on throwning food, and hurting each other, bring back gruel!

Whatever next?


AnnCardiff Report 25 Mar 2013 14:45

the world has definitely gone completely mad - what about chips - they're pointed at both ends - now that is damn dangerous :-D


Dermot Report 25 Mar 2013 16:34

Talking about school children, they can now buy a 'Lernstift' - a new biro invention from Germany which can detect spelling mistakes & will buzz menacingly to highlight the errors as they happen.

Crammed into its barrel are some high-tech motion sensors that trace the movement of the pen & smart-phone style electronics that give it enough computing power for a word recognition system. So, pupils should not blot their copybooks any longer.

Not too sure if it works with American style spelling though.

It'll soon be April 1st.


Cooper Report 25 Mar 2013 16:37

Oh dear, words fail me

When I was at School in the 1970s we had flying board rubbers in the classrooms which were hurled by certain teachers. We learned to duck and dodge :-)



Phyll Report 25 Mar 2013 16:55

Sue in leeds

I agree he must have been a wimp


GinN Report 25 Mar 2013 16:59

You mentioned April 1st, Dermot. Can't wait to see what is posted then! ;-)


Sharron Report 25 Mar 2013 18:37

A big dollop of very hot custard or semolina fired from a spoon always caused pretty painful burns when I was at school.

We didn't have flapjacks.


AnnCardiff Report 25 Mar 2013 18:39

nice one Sharron :-D :-D


JustGinnie Report 25 Mar 2013 18:41

The lad may not have been a wimp but schools will send any child home if they have been hit in the face or head. The news said he had been hit in the eye so I would imagine the school was being safety conscious in our compensation culture.
The school my grandchildren go to send children home if they get a graze in the playground because they are not allowed to use plasters etc so the child has to go even if they don't want to.


SheilaWestWilts Report 25 Mar 2013 18:59

Perhaps they could turn it into a geometry lesson - calculate whether you get a worse injury from a 90 degree square flapjack, or is an equilateral triangle more lethal than an isoceles :-D


Kay???? Report 25 Mar 2013 19:02

Have they not heard of corner protectors. ;-) :-D,

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 25 Mar 2013 19:10

Kay,Only for table corners,

they don't make them for flapjacks can't make a machine small enough.

Edit,,Isn't it against H & S to send a child home on their own.

My grandchildren that go to High school have to give a parent/guardian/grandparents phone number on the form when they start at the school so the teacher/head can phone the parent to pick them up from school office..


AnnCardiff Report 25 Mar 2013 19:18

are flapjacks healthy food for children anyway?