A Science project at a school in Battambang attracted about as much interest from students as it did from their foreign teacher - that is, none.
The children, all aged around 11, were required by the school authorities to participate in the project that would focus on 'animals and their young', but the effect this news had on the class, was akin to a submarine crew being told they could not surface, and that their oxygen supply tanks were empty.
Teacher, Moys Kenwood, was even less keen. Knowing that the project was intended merely for something to show parents visiting the school, and to dupe them into believing that their children were actually learning something in Science, the Englishman tried to feign enthusiasm, but failed miserably. He grumbled:
"A young dog is a puppy; a young cat is a kitten; a young cow is a calf, and a young horse is a foal. A young chicken is, not surprisingly, a chick, but who gives a fuck? The students know about the young of animals, but this knowledge, accompanied by a pencil-drawing and a bit of coloring, should not be taken as evidence that any of them will soon be writing groundbreaking scientific papers."
The project continues to trundle along at zero interest per hour (i/ph).