A young reporter from St Mirin's primary in Glasgow has had an early insight into the Scottish Office strategy of transferring money from capital to revenue budgets.
Writing about the big freeze in the school's International Observer, the assessment is: "The council will have to spend lots of money to repair these buildings. This means they might not be able to pay for new schools, extensions or improvements - even if schools have been waiting a long time to get this work done."
The verdict is heartfelt: parents asked for an extension eight years ago. They are still waiting.