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Word round the campfire: What they're saying...

"You might think from the media that everyone is doing crack cocaine, being stabbed, and that there's no discipline in schools. But kids can be very warm."

Jason Merrells, actor, playing a teacher in the new BBC school-based drama, Waterloo Road

"Anybody else too shagged to get shagged?"

Anonymous NQT on The TES online staffroom, feeling the effects of the new job

"Memories of Dunblane drove me to teach. It made me realise how much of an important role teachers play."

Steven Hopper, 21, trainee teacher and survivor of the school shooting, speaking on the 10th anniversary of the massacre

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