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Unbelievable. New school fitted with wireless and other technologies and they want every parent of a 11 yr old CHILD coming up to senior school to pay for a non essential gadget. This was mis-sold to business's with a begging letter focussing on a child with a learning difficulty child who found it beneficial and that contribution would go to help those whose parents can not afford one. 1. Bullying - how will they stop it? Or even worse? 2. Theft - sign on head saying mug me, rob me 3. Breakage - would not let any of my children take something to school easily broken. Bob can not do lesson today as IPAD broke 4. Parents not happy with one child having a £300 in their school bag 5. Need wireless at home plus credit card account 6. Apple v Microsoft - remind me what the school tech is? Compatible? 7. Who will assess parents who can not afford one v parent who does not want junior to have one or create additional sibling rivalry? But I guess this is how St Sampsons will improve their stats as they, the technology provided by taxpayers is not enough. Desperation and wait for 2013/14 for follow up stories in press. Hopefully none resulting in children hurt or abused. Education Minister...get a grip, when was it right to blackmail parents this way? This is not right.