15 year old son designed a garden for the local primary school as a school climate project-the idea is that it encourages people to take a pride in their local area,adults and kids alike have planted it and maintain it. It was a piece of wasteland which he talked the council into giving over,he got all funding himself,donations from b and q,asda,tesco etc etc.
earlier in the year the british council made him "british climate champion" and he went to birmingham to recieve his award.
now our local council have written to say he is being awarded their outstanding achievement award for community service and he has to attend the ceremony with "one guest only" this is in a theatre that holds 200 people.
called them today to ask why mrs barky and myself cant both attend to see him get his award-they say its impossible-20 people getting awards in various categories with one guest each=40 people. And the other 160 people in attendance? "local councillors and dignitaries!!"
so 2 years work by a 15 year old and he single handed gets a huge project off the ground and he has to choose which parent to take to the awards ceremony because of 160 freeloaders on a council jolly??
barky is furious!