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to think this is so f**ing wrong, and mad - the McPath

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toutlemonde Mon 04-Jul-11 21:12:35

a £100,000 path to take children safely between school and mcdonalds

thinking ahead, maybe they should provide a shuttle service also, as some kids are going to struggle with walking that kind of distance after a diet like this for any period of time

GypsyMoth Mon 04-Jul-11 21:14:22

isnt that the place with the high suicide rates??

worraliberty Mon 04-Jul-11 21:16:01

<Rolls eyes>

It's also a footpath to a residential area.

So it's got a McDonalds there...big whoop, at least the children will no longer have to walk on the grassy verge next to a dangerous A road.

It's hardly going to cause an obesity problem is it? hmm

menazovut Mon 04-Jul-11 21:19:03

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.

floweryblue Mon 04-Jul-11 21:20:14

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.

BoneyBackJefferson Mon 04-Jul-11 21:20:25

councils have just made a pathway to make things safer

toutlemonde Mon 04-Jul-11 21:20:42

there are probably pretty flowers on the way too worra, but not really the point is it - they're building it to make it easier to get to the burgers.

I'm going to stick my neck out and say, yes macdonalds and similar do in fact cause an obesity problem

floweryblue Mon 04-Jul-11 21:23:15

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.

HenryRegatta Mon 04-Jul-11 21:23:32

Three cheers for McD
This shows they care about the safety of our children

toutlemonde Mon 04-Jul-11 21:23:49

menazovut, an alternative solution: spend the money improving the school dinners (and maybe keep the kids in the playground too floweryblue - it was the same when I was at school)

Fernier Mon 04-Jul-11 21:26:14

I went to school here many years ago. It needs a path.

worraliberty Mon 04-Jul-11 21:27:10

there are probably pretty flowers on the way too worra, but not really the point is it - they're building it to make it easier to get to the burgers

WTF? The council are building a path to make it easier to get to the burgers?!?

Are you on a wind up?

PeterSpanswick Mon 04-Jul-11 21:33:03

This is my little hometown! So proud it's hitting the headlines for the right reasons. grin

Fifis25StottieCakes Mon 04-Jul-11 21:34:11

I thought they were bringing out a law where there couldnt be any takeaways within a certain distance from a school.

I can see why the headteacher wants it if the kids are going regardless but it is stupid. McDonalds should just refuse to serve school kids.

worraliberty Mon 04-Jul-11 21:35:56

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 hmm

Actually all the school has to do is keep the kids in at lunch and go cash free in their own canteen.

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