Colnbrook C of E Head “ordered 100 McDonalds”, claims Daily Mail

The Daily Mail is back on the case of Riley Pearson, expelled from Colnbrook C of E following an “irretrievable breakdown” between the school and his parents, following the notorious Mini Cheddars incident.

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The Daily Mail claims today that the school bought around 100 McDonald’s meals for lunch after a break-in at the school at the end of the Christmas term had left the canteen out of action.

The school does not deny the accusation.  Head Jeremy Meek told the Daily Mail that the school’s kitchen was out of action following the break-in:

We were faced with trying to source approximately 100 hot lunches for our pupils at very short notice. The school opted for fish finger meals from McDonald’s.

Meek insists the McDonalds lunch occurred before the introduction of the school’s healthy eating policy in January and avoided the pupils not being provided with any kind of meal:

We were faced with trying to source approximately 100 hot lunches for our pupils at very short notice. The school opted for fish finger meals from McDonald’s.

Riley’s father Tom Pearson accused the school of hypocrisy and double standards:

There were five dinner ladies working.  Why didn’t they go to the shop a few minutes’ away, get some bread and make some sandwiches if they are so concerned about healthy eating? McDonald’s is junk food, pure and simple.

Mr Pearson is appealing his sons’ exclusion from the school and is awaiting a date for the hearing.

Last Monday he issued a statement thanking over 1,400 people who had signed the petition to have Riley and Jayden Pearson reinstated into the school.

 

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Headmaster expelled boy, 6, for junk food in his lunchbox… just weeks after he fed 100 pupils MCDONALD’S

 

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