5th December 2003 at 00:00
I retold my Year 4 pupils the beginning of the Christmas story. "And why was it so busy in Bethlehem when Mary and Joseph arrived?" "Everyone was doing their Christmas shopping," replied Sarah.


My wife's head ran a quiz for her class of six and seven-year-olds. "Where was Jesus born?" she asked. One boy threw up his hand: "Balham."


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