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* The pervading "pong" in schools mentioned in "Smell you later" (TES, April 21) reminded me of a 60s story by Peter Malone, a Liverpool teacher.

He sent a letter home to parents about the body hygiene of their offspring and received this irate reply: "We send our child to school to be learned, not smelt".

Bill Bradbury

2 Clifton Road, Billinge

Nr Wigan, Lancs

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