Box of delights

30th April 2004 at 01:00
The prospect of inspection still sends a wave of dread through many schools - we hear about that when readers write to tell us how a delicious Duchy Originals organic hamper would really lift spirits in the staffroom.

This week the teachers and classroom assistants at Gordon infant school in Strood, Medway, are back fresh from the holiday, having had a local authority "mini Ofsted" at the end of March. Later this year Ofsted, which put the school in special measures 18 months ago, will return.

Headteacher Heather Lazzeri says she knows her team is feeling the pressure but unpacking a hamper of goodies will make all the difference.

The hamper contains a refreshing lemon drink, home-made jams and lemon curd, mouth-watering chocolates and crunchy biscuits. It usually costs pound;46 and is available exclusively from Waitrose Direct Gifts, at www.waitrose. com, which delivers to any mainland UK address. For a chance to win one, just tell us why you and your colleagues deserve it. Send your message, marked Waitrose offer, by email or postcard to the address on the right.

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