School homemade cake ban outcry

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TEACHERS at a Sheffield primary school issued a ban on parents bringing homemade cakes and buns to the annual Christmas fair.

Gleadless Primary headteacher Valerie Fowles sent a letter to mums and dads saying they could only donate homemade goodies if they had a valid food and hygiene certificate.

Mrs Fowles said the ban was down to a new council ruling - although it was still fine to bring in alcoholic drinks to the event.

Parents were bewildered by the decision - calling it ‘ridiculous’, ‘a load of twaddle’ and ‘bonkers’.

Council officials say the school got hold of completely the wrong end of the stick - and explained that the guidance issued was supposed to apply to large outside contractors who are sometimes invited to come into a school to cater for a major event.

Full story see tomorrow’s Star.