Tes Editorial

Spoonfuls of sugar won’t help this medicine go down

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Have you ever unintentionally answered a question with your face? Well, I did when someone brought up “Hot Chocolate Friday” in the staffroom last week.

I assume I looked like I was chewing a lemon while being hit on the head with a hockey stick. But I listened in anyway – the information being thrown around suggested that a good few adults needed to have a rant about it.

First, someone questioned the nutritional value. Imagine having “Share a can of Coke with the head” as a thing in which we gave children nearly 10 teaspoons of sugar as a reward. There would be outcry. But we are happy to ...

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