The topic was 'Were the Vikings a cruel and barbaric race?'
Princess C-W's essay came back today with a very good mark but also the comment (and I quote)
" If this is all your own work it is excellent. Well done."
So much to my daughter's screaming horror I wrote a note back to Mrs Lurch.
Dear Mrs Lurch,
yes these are Princess Curly-Wurly's words and this is essay is the result of her hard work and research. Given that she (presumably like most of her cohort) had never written an essay before nor been taught how to construct one I naturally walked her through the process; but credit where it is due because this work is most definitely hers.
I thought that I was very restrained not mentioning the bit she got wrong about Vikings being a race and all.