The task in the school competition was to read a book in an unusual place.Yes, he was an idiot. And a pretty soft target for the police, no doubt.
Bishop Jonathan Blake certainly rose to the challenge.
Perhaps he also thought that putting his two young sons on top of their home's 45ft-high chimney would bring them closer to God.
Unfortunately for the Most Reverend Mr Blake, 52, the police took a different view - and promptly arrested the father of five on suspicion of child neglect.
He claims he was held in cells for 24 hours and questioned before being released on bail.
Mr Blake was arrested on January 29. Police, who described the stunt as a 'dangerous act', spoke to the boys and then handcuffed Mr Blake.On the other hand, you can allow your married lover to systematically beat your daughter to death under the very noses of social workers, and no-one intervenes:
He was later released on police bail and officers have said they are taking no further action.
Mr Blake and his wife Annette, 49, have been told they may also face a social services investigation.
Social workers from Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire met the couple and the girl three times during the period she was being systematically beaten to death, but had no idea what Sanam was enduring.Pity they never took a few HappySnaps at the time….
As well as putting her in the tumble dryer, Anwar dumped her in the bin as her mother looked on.
Navsarka had spent time in care while growing up and was 18 when she became pregnant.Hmm, I see a pattern developing…
She was living alone and on benefits in a council flat in Batley when Sanam was born on Christmas Eve 2005. The child's father was 'absent'.
In August 2007 social workers first became concerned about Sanam's care because they were told she was being taken to the home of her grandmother, who is schizophrenic.And one of those contacts was a little strange:
Navsarka was told it was 'not suitable' for the baby. More crucially there were at least three contacts with Anwar and Navsarka when they were with the toddler during the month she was being beaten to death.
Sally Scott, deputy manager of the Looked After Children Team, met them on 18 April, three weeks before Sanam's death.So, who is ‘Child A’ – a previous child of Navsarka’s, or a child of her married lover?
The meeting was arranged to discuss whether an older child - known as Child A - who was in care could live with them.
After the 15-minute interview Miss Scott decided against allowing Child A to go there.
Sanam sat on her mother's knee throughout and Miss Scott said she saw no bruises on the child.
The couple also twice took Sanam to Kirklees Council offices in the days before her death.Oh, well, as long as ‘lessons are learned’….
Nothing untoward was noticed - even though the trial was told that Sanam was suffering so badly from her injuries she couldn't walk in her final days.
A spokesman for Kirklees Council said a serious case review was ongoing.