A survey of 1,309 pupils aged between 10 and 14 and from 24 different schools found alarming levels of ignorance about the invasion of Normandy 60 years ago. –Hastings and Henry –D-Day 1899 and President Denzel Washington is leading liberation of New Zealand from the Nazi’s (Telegraph)
One teacher at Great Addington Church of England Primary school in Northamptonshire was amazed to find that one of his pupils had scored 100 per cent in the test.
He said: “I asked him how he knew material which we had not covered in school. He told me he had picked it up from a D-Day game he played on his computer.”
Computer games: 1. Conventional education: 0.
Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but you get my point.