Tuesday, April 1, 2014
12:24 PM

Taking a break from the pressures of SATs, Rickling pupils undertook a ‘special challenge’ today (Tuesday) when they assisted the local groundskeeper by cutting the village green... armed only with pairs of scissors!

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Children were informed that Mr Howard’s lawnmower had broken down and soon got to work, snipping the individual blades of grass down to size.

Fortunately, it turned out to be a April Fool’s Day prank, led by Year 5/6 teacher, Mr Lee.

“It was superb, and fortunately happened on a really nice day,” said Mr Lee.

“The children were all great; 100 pairs of scissors getting to work was quite a sight. They were so good, I’m thinking of starting an after school club!”

One pupil, Nieve Scarborough, said: “We knew there was something suspicious going on, but it was actually really fun and I think we did a good job.” And Molly Bonnington-Blatt added: “We immediately started plotting revenge against Mr Lee!”

• Did you do a good prank for April Fools Day? Tell us about it. E-mail editor@saffronwalden-reporter.co.uk

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