School in flapjack flap

Castle View School on Canvey Island recently caused a bit of a flap when head teacher Gill Thomas ruled that triangular flapjacks were banned on health and safety grounds. The decision followed an incident where a Year 7 pupil alleged one that had been thrown by another pupil hit him in the eye. It is understood that the injured boy did not require any treatment, but was sent home to recover from his ordeal. A new safe working procedure, namely that flapjacks must always be cut into squares or rectangular shapes was imposed after a meeting attended by catering staff. Essex County Council distanced itself from the decision and the HSE said they had no issues with flapjacks of any shape.

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