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School bans boy's snack empire | Metro.co.uk

A schoolboy who set up a playground sweet shop because he was fed up with 'overpriced health food' is facing expulsion.
Teenager William Guntrip was raking in more than 50 a day by selling chocolate bars and fizzy drinks to other pupils during break times.
Now the health-conscious school, which has banned sweets from vending machines and filled the canteen with healthy options, says he will be expelled if he does not shut up shop.
William, 13, set up the venture at Sponne School in Towcaster, Northamptonshire, after his father Glyn pledged to give up smoking if the boy could make 1,000 through his own business. He trawled supermarket aisles and corner shops for cut-price bargains before selling the sweets to other youngsters who wanted a change from pasta, fruit and vegetables.
The schoolboy, whose idol is Virgin tycoon Richard Branson, said: 'I can't believe it; I don't see what I've done wrong, it's not illegal. Even some of the teachers have been buying from me.
'The food at lunchtimes is rubbish. It's all pasta and vegetables, there's no meat. I don't mind some healthy stuff but it costs too much money and there's not enough choice. Now they've taken away all my stock.'

Why do I have the feeling he will do far better in life than the nannies who are trying to stop him. Mine's a Mars bar and a Coke - please.

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Good luck to him!

And I'll have the same as you, please.

Until both free enterprise is outlawed and the state dictates exactly what people are to consume leave the kid alone.

How long before those promised/threatened school security guards are switched from searching kids for knives and drugs and instead recieve instructions to sieze all contraband foodstuffs?

In The Great Leader's wonderful NuBritain we can't have children learning to defy the edicts of the nomenklatura, can we?

I never thought I'd ever hear myself say this, but part of me hopes young master William is expelled. That way he'll be able to run his business full-time and will probably get a far better education than the one provided by Flagellation Ruthie and her merry band of fuckups.

Such free enterprise spirit should be praised.

I was at day school in the 70s and tried to avoid school dinners. My brother who claimed to be half starving at boarding school wolfed them down. Either way despite us both eating all manner of crisps chocolate and chips (and boozing at weekends), neither of us was overweight. But then of course the school curriculum included swimming once a week, PE twice a week, team sports once a week, house and school "turn outs" and sport on Saturday for those who wanted it. We also used to cycle to school and as we got older thought nothing of cycling a round trip of 25 or 30 miles to a party.

"Why do I have the feeling he will do far better in life than the nannies who are trying to stop him"

Yes, but not in this country unfortunately.

When do the schhool compensate him for loss of earnings?

Flash forward about 20 years....

Master Guntrip (excellent name) will have a corner office on Wall Street with a couple of vending machines in it.

The teachers at the Sponne school will still be turning out student's pockets looking for dipsy doodles and skittles.

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