Only the bets

It’s approaching the end of the school year and its report card time.

I’m giving Heaton Public School at Jesmond an “F” in the subject area of social responsibility. For the second year in a row, in an end of year fundraiser, not content with one level of gambling (a raffle) they’ve nested it to two levels of gambling, by having a raffle whose prize is a tree of instant lottery tickets – a product that cannot legally be sold to minors.

The school should seriously consider changing its motto from “Only the Best” to “Only the Bets”.

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