16th April 1999 at 01:00
During a lesson on phonics, one seven-year-old obviously had his mind on far weightier matters. Still pondering over a recent RE lesson in which they had dis-cussed the Easter story, he interrupted to ask: "But Miss, I don't understand. Why did the High Priests kill Jesus? They must have read the Bible and known who he was!" NOREEN WATSON.

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