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A local school is set to make history as it applies for planning permission to build a petrol station on its land.
Market Town Big School's head teacher, Ms Dee Tention, is determined to maximise any profit that the school is set to make since workmen struck oil on the school premises.
Tention explained: “We are looking to capitalise on the situation and this seems the logical next step. It was unfortunate that the original land had to be sold off, but I desperately needed a sauna and steam room, and our finance team could see no other reasonable way of funding the build.
“Now it looks as though we will have more money than we know what to do with and I want to ensure that none of this goes to waste.
“I have spoken to Al Kaloid in our chemistry department and he is going to establish whether he can arrange the refinement of the oil, and do whatever it is that needs to be done to sell it on to the public.
“Kaloid looked a little uncertain, but I was very clear with him: if he’s not up to the simple challenge, we will be looking for a new chemistry teacher.
“We haven’t yet set on a name for the fuel outlet but quite like the idea of The Petrol Station (TPS)."