Relax please

A scheme that provides ‘tranquility zones’ is to be extended to all schools in Swindon. Watching the video clip that accompanies the news item, it is clear that the scheme has helped some troubled soles in the school where it has run for the last six years. I’m sure though that, when I was a lad, most lessons were, in the main, ‘tranquil’. The idea of having a room bedecked with drapes and candles to allow children to ‘visualise their gems of inestimable value’ would have been met with bemusement.