By Tallulah Coulthard in Britain:
It’s called poverty, Mr Blight
Friday 27th October 2017
A short piece by TALLULAH COULTHARD, aged 10, about life as a child on universal credit
GOOD morning everyone, how are you feeling said the headmaster, Mr Blight, as he walked into the assembly room.
Out of 10, how is your day so far? The crowd grumbled, a child put their hand up followed by a couple of more children.
The first child said: “When I woke up I was hungry, starving in fact because I have had no tea or breakfast for the last one-and-a-half weeks.
“My mum said it has helped a lot but we still don’t have the essentials because we can only get three bags a week.
“Oh didn’t I tell you? I have three little brothers and three big sisters!
“We are lucky that we have got each other, says mum.
“Do you know what that is called Mr Blight?”