Primary education | Wallpaper | Dog weepies | Lady Chatterley’s Lover | Regional dialect | Michael Gove
Last week we witnessed one of the saddest responses from a primary school child (aged seven) that we’ve ever heard. The class was involved in a philosophy for children session when they were asked: “What is a feeling?” A hand shot up and immediately came the answer: “It’s an abstract noun!” All around nodded in agreement. Gove’s legacy?
Kings Meaburn, Cumbria
• Visitors to Mulhouse (Letters, 27 May) should not miss the Musée du Papier Peint (Wallpaper History Museum) in nearby Rixheim. Its panoramic wallpapers are stunning, and all preconceptions about flock wallpaper will be forgotten as you learn about how it is made.
The Wallpaper History Society
Michael Gove’s legacy and his No 10 destiny | Brief letters