The occupants of Grange Hill seem set to become stir crazy when heavy rain makes it impossible to go outside. Max hears a brass band practising somewhere, and seeks it out. The music teacher is skeptical of Max's enthusiasm, because previously he's never lasted very long with any instrument - but perhaps there is one instrument he could tackle... A short while later, Zoe and Adam hear a noise like an elephant dying - it's Max trying out the tuba! Later, Max is determined to play the instrument - if only he could take it home to practise. Cathy, Alec's social worker, encounters him outside school, finding him in a badly depressed mood. She tells him the address of a hostel to stay at, but Alec has other ideas and heads into school, stealing a couple of sandwiches from some Year Sevens on the way in. He encounters Wayne on the way (who is his usual aggressive self), and then steps into the Headmaster's office. In art, Kelly and Evelyn muck around, and accidentally spill paint on Judi's ... Written by
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Zoe zaps Max's Chubby Cheeks!