The mess was awful. Every locker had been emptied and its contents dumped in the middle of the room. The cushions had been taken off the window seats and also dumped on the floor in the middle of the room. Each of the seven members of the First Form had her head buried in a locker; the Second Form, quite regardless of the confusion around them, were huddled in a small oasis of calm by the fire, looking at photographs and sticking them in their albums.
Kay, Nicky and Lynette stopped just inside the door. "Spring cleaning?" Kay inquired.
Georgina Stone took her head out of the locker. "Oh, hullo, Kay," she said. "No, we're not spring cleaning." She looked round cautiously, and lowered her voice. "We're looking for bombs."
From NEW HOUSE AT NORTHMEAD, Chapter 7, Danger! Girls at Work.