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This is an inspiration: the never seconds blog, written by a Scottish primary school girl. I’m a bit late to the party because it looks like that in less than two months it exploded and has been negotiated out of its bite. If you’re not going to click: a girl took fotos of her school lunches, blogged it. Local council freaked out. The kid used the huge media coverage to raise money for school lunches in Africa. The end.

1. It’s great to see that blogging can still make a difference. I guess you have to be a kid to get noticed though.

2. I didn’t have a fine-tooth comb through to see if was disclosed that Dad was proofreading, but the British Education board should be taking credit for the good grammar and spelling there.

— YS @ 9:30 am, June 16, 2012

3 Comments

  1. Fame probably isn’t good for little kids who don’t have personal security guards. Her achievement shows us that her generation understands FameWhoring in a good way though.
    Some Ballarat schoolgirls raised enough money to buy 12 acres of Cambodia and build a school there which is still running well. The world continues to amaze me daily.

    Comment by Ann ODyne — June 16, 2012 @ 3:12 pm
  2. back from your link where I loved seeing the good food that Spanish kindy kids get, and where the girl’s Dad had a say –
    “Hi,
    Veg’s Dad, Dave, here. I felt it’s important to add a few bits of info to the blog tonight. Martha’s school have been brilliant and supportive from the beginning and I’d like to thank them all. I contacted Argyll and Bute Council when Martha told me what happened at school today and they told me it was their decision to ban Martha’s photography.

    It is a shame that a blog that today went through 2 million hits, which has inspired debates at home and abroad and raised nearly £2000 for charity is forced to end.

    Dave Payne
    neverseconds@gmail.com
    Posted by VEG at 21:17 2287 comments

    … must have jammed up their Inbox.

    Comment by Ann ODyne — June 16, 2012 @ 3:20 pm
  3. The grammar-autist in me doesn’t care a dot for Africa, it just wants to know was this the little girl’s own writing? Proper usage of things as small as apostrophes is sorely, _sorely_ lacking in this world. I know this thanks to the Internet. The basic assumption I make is that kids today (KIDS TODAY, ANN) are getting fewer lessons on writing and grammar. But in this case, I hope, I am wrong.

    I found out about this story here originally. That kind of summed up where the food blog is at now, still continuing but without pics.

    Comment by YS — June 17, 2012 @ 9:18 am

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