* I was handing out the school copies o Goodnight Mr Tom to my Year 6 class, aware that some had their own editions at home. One such boy said, very seriously: "This is by the same person who wrote mine."
* Teaching key skills - communication - to adult construction craft students, I started to address sentence structures. "What do you think a sentence is," I asked. One of the students quickly answered: "Three months?" PETER JONES