That other Burrell collection

15th November 2002 at 00:00
THE great and the good among the heidies were summoned last week for breakfast with Jack McConnell, the First Minister, at a Glasgow hotel. Posted missing was Ken Cunningham, president of the Headteachers' Association of Scotland.

Cunningham had a rather more important date - with Her Majesty - as a thanks for services to education. We have since paid him a fiver for his world exclusive.

"Who are you, then?"

"Kenneth Cunningham, Your Majesty. Hillhead High head, Glasgow, not that far from the Burrell Collection."

"Burrell? Did you say Burrell? Ah, I think I remember it now. Some papers, artefacts and a few hundred other personal treasures. I haven't spoken to you before about it, have I?"

"No, Ma'am."

"What a relief. Congratulations on your CBE, or should I say Can't Bear Education? Ha, ha."

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