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Beastly pupils

Not so long ago, The TES revealed what some teachers get up to when invigilating exams, including playing surreptitious games such as "exam room battleships" while their pupils beaver away at their multiple choices.

One disgruntled teacher from a London secondary informs us that the story, while totally accurate, had missed out her favourite game, in which the chief invigilator writes names of animals such as "bear", "owl", "pig", and invigilators then race to stand next to the pupil they think most resembles the creature.

A child wearing a ton of hair gel was considered especially snake-like in her most recent match.

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