The youth of today are not all rapscallions, uninterested in anything but sport and fashion and destined for everlasting benefit dependency, as Backchat discovered recently.

Sasha Bennett, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Peckham (Only Fools and Horses territory) proved cynics wrong. On work experience at Insurance Times, she excelled. Given a story to follow last week, she wrote some fiery prose about an arson attack on a Scottish church and impressed the office with her literary talent.

And where did this talent come from? “I may not have had any training, but I have read Macbeth,” she said. William would have been proud.