Tuesday, January 27, 2009

World's Stupidest School Food Policy?


And here I thought that St. Andrew Elementary in Barrhaven's weekly ice-cream sandwiches for 6 year olds was a stupid plan.

This one takes the cake (almost literally).

Welcome to Mitchell High in the UK where if you show up for extra-classes you get rewarded with pizza and fish and chips!

But maybe they're crazy like foxes because guess what? Their pilot project's participants' grades were twice as good as the year before's controls.


Spicoli would be proud.

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  1. Anonymous12:18 pm

    Wow, I completely misread the name of the community in which this is taking place as "Stroke-on-Trent". Perhaps that would be more fitting!

  2. Anonymous2:59 pm

    I'm not surprised to see it working. Everyone loves junk food. Its just really disappointing to see the school resort to such a cheap and poorly thought out tactic to improve grades. I wouldn't be surprised if the school belonged to a region where they had achievement testing and the school receives financial compensation or some other reward for having high student scores.

    Shame on them!