A 10-YEAR-OLD boy has set off with his sledge for a magical day that will end in A & E with a broken ankle.
After hearing that school was cancelled, Tom Booker excitedly left the house carrying his traditional wooden sledge, totally ignoring his mother’s warnings about not doing anything stupid.
He said: “This is going to be the best day ever!”
However by lunchtime Booker will be the subject of a complex network of inter-parent phone calls after he stoves it into a telegraph pole and fractures his ankle in two places.
Booker will later say: “Looking back, I probably should not have allowed the big kids to egg me on to tackling the so-called ‘Death Run’ down an especially steep hill, between various prickly bushes and with no clear landing zone apart from either a wall or a massive pole.
“Just because they’re an impressive 12 years old, it doesn’t mean they know everything.”