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Mothers enrol to save school;In brief

EIGHT mothers have saved a secondary school from closure - by enrolling as pupils. Just days before the new term, the local authority in Udine, Italy, announced the abandonment of first-year classes at an Italian technical high school, citing a new law on minimum school rolls. But parents hastily called a meeting. "We realized there was only one thing to do to make up the numbers," said Flavia Sambucco, 37. "The head seemed a little doubtful at first, but we'd already bought all the books for our children. We're

raring to go."

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