Nanny Knows Best

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Chocolate - The New Drug

Not content with continuing her failed war on drugs, Nanny has now decreed that chocolate is equally verboten.

My thanks to a loyal reader who sent me this sorry tale of Holli McCann, an 11 year old schoolgirl, who committed the "heinous" crime of "smuggling" some chocolate with her on a school trip to the Isle of Wight with her fellow school chums from Bromet Primary in Watford on 1 July.

The following day, her mother was told to phone the school’s hotel urgently. The school told her that Holli was being sent home for eating confectionery and misbehaving on the beach the previous day.

Now there are two sides to every story, according to Spiked Holli’s account of events is that she had stayed up to have a midnight feast with the three friends she was sharing her room with. The contraband consisted of a Kit Kat, a Fudge bar and a Freddo.

Here's the good bit, wherein we discover how Nanny discovered the midnight feast.

Was Holli ratted out by a chum?


Nanny read her letter home!!!

The following day, the pupils handed in letters they had written to be sent home. A teacher read Holli’s description of her minor nocturnal adventure and alerted headteacher Yvonne Graves, who then conducted a search of Holli’s room and suitcase, before deciding to send her home.

Holli’s mum is quoted:
"This was a search for chocolate, but was carried out in such a manner you would have thought they were running an international drug-smuggling operation from their hotel room."
Hertfordshire County Council gave Spiked a statement on the matter:
"Before the Year 6 trip to the Isle of Wight, parents and pupils were asked to sign a behaviour charter which clearly outlines how pupils should behave during the trip. This is to ensure that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable holiday. It was made clear that breaking any of the rules within the charter would result in parents being asked to take their child home, as was the case with this pupil."
Now as to what other "behaviour" issues there were wrt Holli is not stated, yet the primary reason for her being sent home is the eating of chocolate discovered after a private letter was read by a teacher.

What kind of example does this mail reading inflexible approach to petty rules set children?

Billy Bunter would most certainly not have approved!

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  1. Lord of Atlantis12:18 PM

    Are we living in a police state? It certainly seems like it when letters written to their parents by 11 year old children can be read by their teachers, and the child punished on the basis of what is in the letter. It's a wonder they are not censoring the letters too! This is somethink you'd have expected to happen in Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia or, in our times, in North Korea, not in a (supposed) democracy!

  2. Nanny state? ....No; Bully State!

  3. Is it not illegal to read a letter addressed to someone else?

  4. Anonymous11:30 PM

    Why were these girls not allowed to have a chocolate bar anyway? Doesnt just sound like a minor infraction, but no infraction at all.


  5. Anonymous7:02 PM

    Behaviour by teachers that would make the East German Stasi proud.