"Have any of you ever met a member of the royal family?"asked Puss. The hand of a Year 2 child shot up. "I've met the postman from the Royal Mail," said Jennifer proudly.
* I threatened to confiscate a Year 6 boy's drink from his packed lunch in a bid to get him to stop fiddling with it and focus on his wrk (and get it done before the bell). "But I really need it, Sir," he pleaded. "Look at the packet, it's concentrated orange."
* Studying Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" with my Year 11 class prompted a discussion of modern sexual mores. "Girls asking boys out is a very recent phenomenonI it didn't happen in the Seventies," I said, recalling my glory days. "Perhaps that was just you, Sir," suggested a girl in the front row.