Martha Payne is a 9 year old Scottish girl. In April she started recording the rather crappy school lunch she and her classmates were being served. Going by the nickname Veg, Payne photographed and wrote about the “dinners” in a blog by the name Never Seconds. The blog went viral and in just 2 months reached millions of viewers.
And then, a few days ago, her school district instructed this young girl to shutter the post. This just added more interest to her story, and now just a day or two later, after massive public pressure, the district has reversed its decision. Read more about it here.
From what we’ve read, Veg’s daily posts are somewhat reminiscent of Mrs Q, the school teacher whose blog fed up with lunch ran in 2010 and 2011.
But then we reminded ourselves that Never Seconds is being written by a third grader! Kudos to you Veg, hope you’ll be an engine of change in your part of the world, and an inspiration to other children across the globe.