Anorak News | Lancashire school refuses to serve boy Yorkshire Puddings in Marmite

Lancashire school refuses to serve boy Yorkshire Puddings in Marmite

by | 4th, October 2012

TO  St Mary and St Benedict’s Catholic Primary in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, where Aryn Buchanan, 10, wants a  Yorkshire Pudding smeared in Marmite. The only other foods he eats are toast (dry), chicken dippers, chocolate and sweet. Mum and dad say young Buchanan is a “very, very fussy eater”. But the dinner ladies and the school says Aryn can eat what everyone else has or bring in packed lunch.

Mum Lesley tells The Lancashire Evening Post:

“I am making him Marmite butties every day. I am not happy with it. I do want to encourage him to eat but it is a really difficult situation. It would be nice to come to some agreement with them (school). It is hard work. I never take him to a restaurant, it is sad in a way. I hate the sight of Marmite with a vengeance.”

We hear from Anne Hardisty, headteacher at St Mary and St Benedict’s:

“It would not be appropriate to comment on an individual pupil. However, we are always happy to work alongside parents and our school nurse to find a reasonable solution if children have difficulties which affect their eating, and we encourage children to try new things from the menu as well as eating what they already know they like.”

Years ago, the lad would have been whipped for ordering Yorkshireman fair across the Pennines. But now he is presented as victim. We’re told he already missed a week off school since the new term started in September. Old Mr Anorak, our patron, suggests placing young Aryn in a huge Marmite jar with a DVD of Jamie Oliver’s School Dinners playing on loop. The lad will have to lick himself free. Aryn should then be introduced to marmalade…

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