The growing number of teachers and pupils performing at the Fringe reflects the fact that school drama is about much more than learning lines and putting on make-up. It engages young people in creative learning, instils confidence, develops communication skills and much more. Noel Coward may have had good reason to advise Mrs Worthington not to put her daughter on the stage. But 21st-century schools are much bolder now, and drama has never been more popular with pupils. A great pleasure, indeed.