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Old 'n' dazed

One of the few delights of being an Office for Standards in Education inspector is the refreshing, incisive quality of children's observation.

Ten-year-old Amanda declared confidently in her topic book: "In the olden days people used yards, feet and inches."

Ted Wragg need not worry. My generation is clearly well and truly consigned to history!

MERVYN BENFORD

Cloudshill Cottage High Street Shutford Banbury, Oxfordshire

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