Too many frogs for the ambassador
None other than the French ambassador to London, His Excellency Gerard Errera, visited the school to learn about a pupil-mentoring scheme in which London-based employees of the French Bank BNP Paribas help pupils with their reading.
All was going smoothly when a group of children and bank employees was assembled to demonstrate how they worked together. A teacher produced a box of books and pulled out a copy to show the kind of reading matter they were using.
As chance would have it, the book's title was The Two Frogs. His Excellency Errera responded, amid general laughter: "Hmm, maybe one frog is enough."
Headteacher Sarah Bourn assures us the icebreaker was completely unscripted.