I’ve been happily taking interest in my neighbour’s son who seems to be a complete whizz-kid where computer games is concerned. He knows all the titles – of the ones appropriate for his age group, of course. He was born into the computer world – nothing seems odd or diffiuclt for him to attempt. In fact, he is absolutely fearless and will have a go at any game scenario etc. This is very good because it opens his eyes to all kinds of opportunities of learning in other ways. He is definitely not one for hours of copying out lesson plans, comprehensive ‘work schedules’ for each subject. He can literally log on, look at the game and know instinctively how to operate those hand gizmos and get stuck into the game without a seconds thought. To help him achieve greater academic stability, his parents have invested in several online tutoring courses so he is comfortable with all aspects of the national testing programme for his age group.