By SHAUNA ANDERSON
It makes you weep for the future of our children.
The thought that a whole generation may not experience the unmatched pleasure of bringing a Women’s Weekly Choo Choo Train cake to class for their 7th birthday.
Or a Barbie fairy princess cake with Barbie’s legs squarely hacked off .. or that swimming pool cake with the green jelly and Teevee-snacks-fence.
It’s a travesty really – no birthday cakes at school.
It makes you wonder what next will they ban? Hopscotch, cartwheels, playing tip? Oh, that’s right they’ve banned them already.
The news that a Sydney primary school has banned the birthday cake has dominated talk back radio and newspaper headlines this morning. Even politicians are calling for the cake to be re-instated. APEC leaders are meeting on the sidelines discussing the catastrophe.
(Well truth be told it’s only made a small dent on social media and a local newspaper, but the potential for outrage is unlimited.)
The ban has taken place at a Sydney primary school, Beauty Point Public in Mosman.
A newsletter sent to parents has requested they provide a healthier option for students than a traditional birthday cake to mark each kid’s big day.