A special school closed for the day so that its staff could spend a day at the Cheltenham Gold Cup reports The Telegraph, in a piece I can't find on their website.
The acting head described it as a training day to boost sagging staff morale! What is it with these people, that they think it's acceptable to close the school for a day and spend public money like this?
Gloucestershire Council are investigating.
Another example of state employees' casual attitude to taxpayers' money.