Guilty! Yes, it was me. I was the one who did it, who sentenced the students of LA14 to a term of hard labour. Not that they’ve done anything wrong (not criminally), they just happen to be the victims of a cruel circumstance – the cutting short of the term by one week! Unfortunately our (usually) ten week term is having to be squeezed into an itty-bitty nine week term; thank goodness swimming was cancelled or it would be even worse! I now find myself having to crack the whip, metaphorically speaking, as we crack on apace and try to serve our time. Who knows, if they keep their heads down, do their bird and finish their porridge the students (and myself) may just find themselves enjoying a well earned bout of parole at the end.