Oh dear, if I had an award "Miserable Git of The Year" then surely Simon Duggan Headteacher of St Anselm's College in Birkenhead would be up for it.
Duggan has told his pupils that they will be kicked out of the classroom if they continue to trade sweets with each other.
Seemingly the budding Alan Sugars (ooh what a pun!) at the school have set up a "black market" selling everything from fizzy drinks, sweets, crisps.
Needless to say this thriving business contravenes the rules at the school which ban junk food, sweets and fizzy drinks.
Duggan wrote to parents saying:
"Sweets are not allowed to be sold in schools under food regulations and we will not let any student subvert these necessary rules.
The governors and I expect the full co-operation of parents in this matter. It is simply an issue of common sense.
We are keen to develop budding entrepreneurs but not if it involves doing something on the margins of legality."
An over the top reaction by anyone's standards.
In my day (God how old am I to use that phrase?) we didn't trade sweets (we had a well stocked tuck shop), but there was a healthy market in porno mags (there is a particularly amusing story concerning a blow up doll available for hire, but I will leave that for another day).
Clearly standards are slipping, if it is only sweets that are traded, kids today eh!
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