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  • 25 March 2013, 9:09

Essex school bans triangular flapjacks

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Triangle-shaped flapjacks have been banned from an Essex school on safety grounds.

Oat bars can only be served in squares or rectangles by canteen staff at Castle View School in Canvey Island after a child suffered a minor eye injury in a fight.

A Year Seven pupil was hit in the eye by a triangle flapjack last Wednesday after it was thrown across the dinner hall, claims The Sun.

That particular shape of flapjack has now been banned by the headteacher.

A school insider called the decision "ludicrous", adding: "It's very silly. You'd have thought teachers would have more pressing concerns than the shape of snacks and puddings."