How precious is little Marie Chantal? She reminds me of a student I had in the US — short and round, not brilliant but extremely hardworking. Although she’s not always the quickest student, Marie Chantal is very diligent, conscientious and well-behaved. She’s staked out a seat in the front row with a similarly studious friend and there they plug away, ignoring mischievous kids in the back. She’s the kind of student any teacher is lucky to have.