Making mincemeat of the head
But Conroy need not have worried. Third-year pupil Erica Campbell explained that the Scottish vernacular was merely an innocent acronym to highlight the plus points of the celestially entitled policy "Reach for the Stars".
M is for motivating, I for interesting, N for nerdfree, C equals carry on and E is for encouraging.
This is exactly the sort of gung-ho attitude of high self-
esteem extolled by Andrew Cubie when he spoke to the conference. He needed a little bit of that himself after the Scottish Executive cherry-picked his committee's report on student finance.
Cubie mysteriously offered up Ian Wilmot of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute, which produced Dolly the sheep, as a positive role model for today's pupil.
A McClone prospect perhaps?