Bog standard only, please

WHEN primary and secondary teachers boarded the 100-year-old ketch Leader for a week sailing up the west coast to learn about "sustainability, bio-diversity and citizenship", the landlubbers among them were left in no doubt about one aspect of seagoing etiquette.

On entering "the head", as they call the smallest room on a ship, they were confronted with a sign that combined best practice in ecology and citizenship: "Please do not put anything down the head which you have not previously eaten."

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