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    Essex school bans triangle shaped flapjacks

    Surely square flapjacks are worse due to having more corners?

    Source: BBC News

    School dinner staff have been banned from serving triangular flapjacks after one was thrown and hurt a pupil.

    Caterers at Castle View School in Canvey Island, Essex, have been told instead to cut their flapjacks into squares or rectangles.

    The secondary school is yet to comment on the incident in which a boy was hit in the face.

    Essex County Council confirmed the incident and the subsequent decision on flapjacks.

    The county council has been asked what guidance it gives schools about shapes of foodstuffs and whether the school would be seeking to ban other triangular items, such as wedges of pizza.

    The local education authority has yet to respond.

    Health and safety advisor Ray Hurst said he could not understand why triangular flapjacks had been banned, but not those cut into squares or rectangles.

    "Anything that is thrown is likely to cause injury if it hits somebody, especially in the face or the eye," said Mr Hurst, former president of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

    "It does seem a little over the top to ban triangular flapjacks," he said.

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    Sounds a bit overboard, even if it was a cicle I'm gussing it still of hurt.

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    Will kids not throw them if they are not in a triangle shape?

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    Clearly, the only way to stop this terrible endemic is to make all students and staff wear full suits of armour. I'll be writing a strongly worded letter to the government to demand this.

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    Is this actually the case, or is it not just a little 'journalistic work picking'?
    Have they banned 'any flapjack that is triangular in shape' or have they banned 'x-brand flapjack that, by coincidence and nothing more, happens to be triangular'?

    Still over the top, anything thrown at someone's head is likely to hurt. Ban my flapjack? I'll just frisbee a plate at your face, instead.
    (Joke's on you! We already thought of that and only use paper plates!)

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    slow news day?

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    Sounds like the BBC are resorting to the Daily Mail as a news source

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    praise the lord they didn't cover the said flapjack with chocolate on one half thus making the flapjack a much firmer and therefore more potent weapon

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    I know for definite I would have been safe with my ICT hi vis jacket on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickjames View Post
    I know for definite I would have been safe with my ICT hi vis jacket on.
    Might have made you a target!

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    Pfffft

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    Also what's stopping the kids from just turning their square flapjacks into triangular ones?

    This is a great day for blob food.

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    assuming this is even vaugely true

    so they cant have a "pointy" flapjack but i assume can use cuttlery which in the case of a knife is designed to cut meat?

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    Something tells me that at thiis school they wouldn't know how to make a square into a triangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Something tells me that at thiis school they wouldn't know how to make a square into a triangle.
    Would probably get beaten up for doing Geometry if they did

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