Makes sense to me. Hundreds of pupils walking on grass verge on an A road=dangerous. Solution: make children safe with path.
Even if it ONLY led to a McDonalds (not also a RESIDENTIAL AREA) surely they shouldn't be required to risk life and limb as punishment for choosing an unhealthy lunch? Sounds like they're walking the route regardless.
In DSS school, leaving the premises at lunchtime/breaks without permission is a disciplinary issue because it presents Health and Safety problems. When I was at school, many moons ago, we were not allowed to leave the premises either.
OK, let's make this McDonalds safe, can someone also make safe my pedestian access to my nearest shops, actually can someone make safe actually being a pedestrian, you know, some traffic lights and crossings at sensible places so that people can actually walk from A to B without risking life and limb.
The proposed path linking Brynteg School in Bridgend, south Wales, to a retail park and homes is being discussed by councillors and the school
At the moment pupils tend to walk along a grassy verge next to a busy A road and headteacher David Jenkins wrote: "The road, as a major route, is extremely busy and presents a significant hazard for our pupils. The establishment of a footpath along the proposed route would significantly enhance the safety of our pupils
A spokesman for Bridgend borough council, which is discussing the project with Bridgend town council, emphasised that Jenkins was not keen on the project because it linked his school to McDonald's. "The path would also lead to a residential area and the retail park," he said
Yeah it's all about the burgers
Actually all the school has to do is keep the kids in at lunch and go cash free in their own canteen.