Malcolm, who was 9 years old, was asked in his Environmental
Studies lesson at New Street School, to write a short essay for homework
on the effect of oil pollution.
So Malcolm wrote: 'When my mum
opened a tin of sardines last night it was full of oil and all the
sardines were dead.'
Children's Answers at School
Teacher: Name one of the Roman's greatest achievements. Joe: To learn
Teacher: What did "Free press" mean in that passage. Answer: When your
mother irons your skirt for you on the landing.
Bertie comes home from his first day at school. Mother asks, 'What
did you learn today?' Bertie replies, 'Not enough. I have to go back
Meals on Wheels
Paula worked for 'meals-on-wheels'. One afternoon she took her
daugher Tina with her as delivered the lunches to the elderly. Tina was unfailingly intrigued by the
various appliances of old age, particularly the walking sticks,
triangular walkers and the wheelchairs.
When they visited Mrs Evans Paula found Tina staring
at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As she prepared himself for the
inevitable barrage of questions, Tina merely turned and whispered, 'The
tooth fairy is never going to believe this.'