McDonald’s plans prompts video protest from Newcastle pupils

Health conscious pupils have told McDonald’s exactly why it shouldn’t open a restaurant next to Newcastle’s biggest school.

Youngsters have made an online video urging the fast food giant to pull plans to open next to Kenton School.

In the three-minute clip posted on video sharing site YouTube, the children say opening up a drive-thru there would increase traffic and cause more risk of injury to pupils, as well as having negative health effects.

They also urge campaigners to stop McDonald’s “wrecking the skyline” with its iconic giant ‘M’ signs.

The idea was the brainchild of pupils at St Cuthbert’s High School in Newcastle.

Teacher Michelle Summerside said:

“I live in the area so that’s where the link comes from. Also a couple of the pupils live in the Blakelaw and Kenton areas so aren’t too far away from where the McDonald’s would be.

“They have put some good opinions across. I asked them to research some facts and they have picked out some good stuff with a good message. I helped a little bit but it was their idea.”

Full story & video : http://northstar.boards.net/thread/166/mcdonalds-prompts-protest-newcastle-pupils

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