Results of school survey conducted by MORI for the Compaq computer company

28th January 2000 at 00:00
Four out of 10 boys between the ages of 10 and 16 think Lara Croft, the games icon, would make a better ICT teacher than the ones teaching them at the moment. Perhaps not surprisingly, the girls are less enamoured of the curvaceous sex kitten of Tomb Raider fame - just 29 per cent think the same according to a poll conducted by MORI for the Compaq computer company. Nearly half of the 400 pupils surveyed blieve they learn more from the Internet than books, and that surfing is more fun than maths and English. Pupils say schools should spend more money on computers than on teachers and books. More than a quarter claim their teachers still can't even set the school video.

The full survey is available from MORI, 95 Southwark Road, London SE1 0HX. Tel: 0171 928 5955. Website:

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