Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

FErret: Fe News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

FErret: Fe News

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College goes all out for crowning achievement

In a move that, regrettably, will not overturn the unfair perception of the West Country as a backward place where people have to make their own entertainment, staff at Wiltshire College last week tried to break the world record for the number of people wearing paper hats.

The fact that such a record exists is inane enough - the previous holder was Aisin Aw, a Japanese company that makes car transmissions and navigation systems, and also encouraged 972 of its employees, their relatives and local residents to wear paper hats. But why did Wiltshire choose this record? Was it in homage to the party hats they wear at the Department for Education when deciding what to cut?

Apparently it makes sense because, er, the hats are made of recycled paper and... help us out, principal Di Dale: "Recycling is an important part of the college's commitment to sustainability and the environment, and this event supports the key message of reduce, reuse and recycle."

Right. But not wearing paper hats at all would support that key message even more, no? …

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