Just over a month ago, a nine year old schoolgirl called Martha Payne started blogging about her school dinners. The site became an instant viral sensation with over 2 million hits. Entrepreneurial and creative stuff which encapsulates the new spirit of web-driven openness transforming organisations across the world, you might think. But now she has been banned from taking the photographs of her lunches for her blog, so she has decided to stop posting.
And the source of the ban? Not the school which admirably supported her efforts but the local council who have not even deigned to give an explanation for their decision. Sounds like it's time for Martha's school to think about getting out from under the dead hand of Argyl and Bute local authority.
Update: Argyle and Bute Council have just issued a statement explaining why they have banned Martha taking photographs of her school lunches.