I posted an example from Canada the other day. Well this is closer to home - in Essex:
Please do not put any drink other than water in your child's packed lunch box as they will not be able to drink it at school.
And, whereas the Canadians landed parents with a fine ($5 per sin) this school simply snatches the carton of juice from the child's hands:
Carly Nunn, 26, claimed her five-year-old daughter, Teagan, had her drinks snatched by a dinner lady.
She said: "She put a straw in the carton and took one sip and it was taken off her and put in the bin.
"The next day, I put it in a bottle, but it was tipped onto the table to check the colour."
Such a caring, encouraging and supportive environment. One parent who complained got this:
"We spoke to the head about it and she just offered us a transfer form."
And why is the school behaving so badly? Other than because they are a bunch of nannying fussbuckets it appears that they want to win a prize:
In a letter to parents, headteacher Elizabeth Chaplin said the new rule was part of a campaign to win a London Healthy Schools Award.
Awful. Indefensible. But this school is not alone.