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In theory, work experience for students is a good idea. But in practice it can be a nightmare waiting to happen – especially when it involves some of the more, er, challenging pupils at Waterloo Road…

Deputy Head Chris draws the short straw when he gets bad lad Finn as his teaching assistant. Finn thinks Chris’s job is a piece of cake so Chris sets him up to fail in front of a class of sixth formers. But, humiliated, Finn lashes out in the staff room. It takes Head of Pastoral Care Kim to make Chris see that he has been as immature as Finn and that he needs to set an example. But Finn is determined to be juvenile and make Chris suffer…

Meanwhile, Sambuca’s work experience is in a sports shop. The perfect opportunity, she thinks, not to learn something but to nick a pair of shorts with Bolton. Now if she’d been paying attention, she would have realised the clothing is security tagged. As she wasn’t, her thieving sets off the shop’s alarm and she and Bolton run for it. Will they make a good Bonnie and Clyde?

And will school cook Adam be able to whip up some fun for Head Teacher Rachel? He wants to see her enjoy herself, but can she fit fun in her timetable?