But Robert Dring, head teacher at William Lovell School in Stickney near Boston did his best went he went on BBC Radio Lincolnshire to explain why he sent his 440 pupils home earlier this week:
Well, it was about 10 o’clock this morning when education met effluent and education had to give way to effluent. What happened was, we flushed the toilet in our sports hall and rather than going where it should have gone, it came back to hit us…Robert went on to describe what happened when they lifted the manhole covers and what Anglian Water had to do. I’ll spare you the graphic detail, but you get the picture.
After praising Anglian Water for quickly sorting the problem so the school could reopen the following day, Robert concluded with this classic:
We are raring to go in the morning...