A student sitting behind a classroom door yesterday, proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that sitting behind a door is an ill-judged thing to do which could cause injury, after classmates barged the door open, causing an injury.
Moys Kenwood, the teacher in the room, had given students the task of cutting some craft materials from their books, and making them into models of flowers, but this activity, it was decided by the students themselves, was best done whilst sitting on the floor, rather than at their desks.
The room was not large, and floor space at a premium, and it was inevitable that someone would be close to the door, and so it came to pass.
Kenwood advised the students of the unwise nature of sitting behind a door, and made them aware of what could happen next.
Next, what could happen next, happened.
The classroom door suddenly lurched inwards, and a gaggle of excited youngsters burst in, knocking the student sitting behind the door into the middle of next week, where he had no right to be. Desks moved and pencils fell off them; paper was also displaced, and bags shifted.
The teacher said:
"I told you not to sit there!"
Nobody, including the injured student, paid a blind bit of notice.