In order to practise the skill of persuasive writing, Year 11 pupils at Chew Valley school in Somerset were asked in early December to write to their favourite celebrity asking for an autographed picture.
Boys were pitted against girls to see who could get the most replies and the school's website (chewvalleyschool.co.uk) has been tallying up the replies. The boys have stormed ahead with 19 replies to the girls' three. So a big well done to Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ewan McGregor, Mo Farah, Kate Winslet and the other celebs who replied. And a well done to the pupil who chose a superstar journalist as their favourite celebrity. Somewhere in Somerset, someone still loves you, Piers "100,000 names on the deportation petition" Morgan.