INCIDENTALLY, a quick look at the Harrogate ladies' college website reveals the art department's joys tantalisingly include "pyrography". Blimey! Do the gels artistically set fire to their straw hats? Immolate their teachers?
Sadly, it is revealed as "the technique of burning designs on white wood etc. with a heated metal rod". Ho-hum. Still, this is the sort of thing our more aspirational comprehensives should be doing if they really want to compete with the private sector.