Snow joke

28th February 1997 at 00:00
Full marks to Dingwall Academy pupil Ian Briggs who is a strong believer that attack is the best form of defence, and the more sardonic the better. This is the school, readers will recall (TESS, February 7), that had a brief notoriety as the place where teachers were allegedly afraid to discipline their wild charges.

The sixth-former wrote on his return from a school skiing trip: "It was near the end of January that Mr Law, Mr Reid and Miss Papworth orchestrated the break-out from the 'School of Hate' and led a small group of pupils on a week of skiing and snowboarding in the Italian resort of Courmayeur."

By the end of the week, Briggs continues, "we were all happily exhausted and thoroughly incapable of molesting any teachers. As a cure for the current riotous conditions at Dingwall Academy, I recommend this holiday wholeheartedly."

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