Lost jumpers, missing pencil cases and misplaced drink bottles drive all parents mad! Children who are careless with their possessions or disorganised, are the bane of parents’ and teachers’ lives.
Understandably, parents who have to buy the third expensive jumper for the year can be very angry – not only with the child but sometimes with the teacher!
Children under the stress of having lost yet another thing can also resort to the quick answer of ‘someone stole my jumper’! Anything to get themselves off the hook!
The jumper has gone, so is theft a reasonable conclusion or not?