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The school denied them crackers

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Scrooge1234 Fri 13-Dec-19 21:46:23

Primary school had a fake vote yesterday (only KS2 voted)

They voted in majority for the Green Party...

Today was Christmas dinner and Christmas jumper today.

Usually they get crackers with their dinners but were told today that because over half of them voted in the Green Party they wouldn't be getting crackers with their dinner.

Aibu to think the school shouldn't have done this? Seems a bit mean to me 🤷‍♀️

Poissonpoison Fri 13-Dec-19 21:48:56

grin amazing. Democracy in action. "Denied them crackers" come on, get a grip.

Tableclothing Fri 13-Dec-19 21:49:12

You can't fault the logic.

TeenPlusTwenties Fri 13-Dec-19 21:49:23

I don't know, seems not unreasonable. it helps the pupils see what they can do in their own lives to help the environment.

WolfOfOdin Fri 13-Dec-19 21:49:32


Scrooge1234 Fri 13-Dec-19 21:49:38

What I'm more worried about is what would have happened if they had voted in Labour ;)

QuillBill Fri 13-Dec-19 21:50:32

😂 denied them crackers.

noblegiraffe Fri 13-Dec-19 21:51:07

They voted Green therefore are concerned for the environment and should agree with the lack of crackers?

Probably the school didn’t want crackers because of the environment and felt the pupils would agree and this has been twisted.

mumwon Fri 13-Dec-19 21:51:14

(or Tory!)

TeenPlusTwenties Fri 13-Dec-19 21:51:18

They'd have been sent home for the day so the teachers could work a 4 day week.

QueenofLouisiana Fri 13-Dec-19 21:51:41

Probably no spare cash in the school budget for crackers. If schools are cutting down on staff, crackers could be tough to justify.

Blacksackunderthetreesfreeze Fri 13-Dec-19 21:52:16

Was it something they were told was in the Green “manifesto” for the school election?

coco123456789 Fri 13-Dec-19 21:52:20

This is great! Our primary school didn’t have them either as the eco council put forward a motion not to have them. Gives me such hope that little kids can at least have some sense of their impact on the environment. Wish more of us adults could! Party bags are going the same way. Kids round here often don’t have them now because of the unnecessary ‘stuff’ for the sake of it, often plastic.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 13-Dec-19 21:53:08

Quite right

It's time we all stopped having the shit we don't need

BlackSwanGreen Fri 13-Dec-19 21:53:45

My DC's school also had no crackers this year. I think it's a good thing. Let's face it, they're a massive waste for a second's worth of fun.

AhoyMrBeaver Fri 13-Dec-19 21:55:28

That sounds like a good lesson learnt. If someone else will benefit from forcing you to stick to what you said yesterday, think very carefully before committing.

cabbageking Fri 13-Dec-19 21:56:13

consequences for their choices. Excellent lesson.

Did they vote this way because their friend did? did they vote without thinking? next time perhaps they will make more considered choices?

MiniMum97 Fri 13-Dec-19 21:56:13

It is a little bit like saying "don't vote green, you won't have any nice things". I hope they balanced this with the positives.

Scrooge1234 Fri 13-Dec-19 21:57:36

@Blacksackunderthetreesfreeze no warning lol... my dd 10 felt like she'd ruined the Xmas dinner by voting green

I totally get kids need to build awareness of environmental issues but they voted in green for the environment and then the way it was handled left them feeling a bit disappointed and they instantly regretted it... maybe the school could have had an environmentally friendly handmade alternative like some paper hats and jokes etc as I think that's what the kids were mainly hoping for really.

Howlovely Fri 13-Dec-19 21:57:59

How much pleasure do you actually think children get from pulling crackers? At my school every single year we fill nearly three bin bags just with crackers. 90% of the shit that comes in them (as obviously the PTA buys the cheapest ones they can find because all schools are so poor now) is left on the table, just to be scooped straight in the bin.
On a scale of 1-10 how upset do you really think your child is over this? On the same scale, how important is the lesson they have all learned due to this? And then please, have a word with yourself.

treeglass Fri 13-Dec-19 21:58:45

Took me ages to figure out what 'Jacobs cream crackers' had to do with the environment 😂 time for bed grin

Scrooge1234 Fri 13-Dec-19 22:00:11

@MiniMum97 yes that's exactly what I think... teach a lesson for sure but I know my kids were left disappointed and felt guilty... my dd is really conscientious with environmental issues and points out ways we can lessen our impact but like you say... a bit of balance would have been better imo

AnnieOH1 Fri 13-Dec-19 22:00:19

I need sleep. It took me far too long to work out you were on about crackers of the snap and crap joke variety, not the type that goes with cheese! :P

Personally I think it's a fab idea provided they follow up on it and explain that either the kids knew about it from the manifesto or even (perhaps for older kids) it was written down but not publicised. It's a fair lesson I think.

Scrooge1234 Fri 13-Dec-19 22:00:54

@treeglass mmm crackers

Scrooge1234 Fri 13-Dec-19 22:02:34

I think to say 'no crackers this year because of the environment' is fine... I agree... total waste really...

But to say it's because of the kids that voted for Green is whats got me I think.

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