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Tuesday, September 5

It seemed like a good idea at the time

A class of primary children started a class project to make a plant pot to take home. The teacher was looking for a plant that was easy to take care of, so it was decided to use cactus plants. The children were given greenware pottery in the style of a clown plant pot. They painted them with glaze and had them professionally fired at a class outing so they could see the process. It was great fun: planting the cactus seeds in the finished planters, watching them sprout and then grow nicely.

... Unfortunately, however, they were not allowed to take them home. The cactus plants were removed, replaced with a small ivy, and the children were then allowed to take them home. The teacher mentioned that cactus "seemed like a good idea at the time ..."

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