"If two people were having a drink and one had more ice it would cause arguments." - Year 4 pupil science exam answer to why two ice cubes in a melting experiment should be the same size.
165,563 - The number of Roman Catholic pupils in Northern Ireland schools, 2006-07. Source: Department of Education, Northern Ireland
"Miss is going out into the universe to become a psychopath."
Pupil misreports his teacher's plans to his rather worried parents - in fact she was going to university to become a psychologist.
24,735 - The number of pupils in Northern Ireland schools with no recorded religion, 2006-07. Source: Department of Education, Northern Ireland.