To these 10-year-olds, devices such as dial telephones are practically museum pieces.
"I've seen these in movies but never used one before," said one. Another added: "I've seen one in Heartbeat. It must be hard to remember numbers."
While retro fans may coo over its chunky lines, the pupils disliked the design. "I wouldn't like to have that at home. It takes up too much room. There'd be too many wires."
But its design is still used by toymakers: "My childminder's got one on wheels."