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#NeverSeconds – A Triumph for Twitter, and How A Council Snatched Victory from Defeat


Argyll & Bute Council v Never Seconds

Never Seconds is a website set up by 9-year-old Martha Payne from Lochgilphead Primary School. Like all pupils who eat school meals, she found that some days the food was excellent and on others it was not. To show her parents what the meals were like, she started to take a picture each day of her school meal and mark them on healthiness, size and quality.

The website took off in popularity, much to young Martha’s surprise, and she kept on going. She was attracting the same focus on school meals in Scotland as Jamie Oliver, for example, had done in England.

As well as doing this as a project, Martha saw it as a way of raising funds for Mary’s Meals. This charity sets up school feeding projects in schools in some of the world’s poorest communities, and is, not surprisingly, a charity to which many schools here contribute. Martha set up a “Just Giving” page so that her readers could donate to the charity, and you can find it here.

Martha was asked along to Nick Nairn’s cookery school, as she reported on her blog on Wednesday, to contribute to discussions on making school meals better.    Continue reading



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