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  Birthday cake banned from school
Updated 24 September 2004, 15.01
A primary school has banned homemade cakes
A school has banned pupils from bringing in cake and sweets on their birthday because they say munching on too many sugary treats is unhealthy.

Aqueduct County Primary in Telford has sent letters home to parents asking them not to let their children take the goodies into lessons.

Head teacher Beryl Mound said the school was hoping to get an award for being healthy.

But parents say it's not fair on pupils who want to share their special day.


One parent, Kevin Davies, told the Daily Mail newspaper that taking birthday cakes into school had been "a lovely tradition which encouraged sharing and giving".

But Ms Mound said the ban was part of the plan to teach children how to eat healthily:

"We have requested parents to refrain from sending their children to school with sweets and cakes on celebratory occasions and we know many parents are supportive of this."

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