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  Kids fight back with school video
Updated 10 January 2002, 12.47
Cramped computer room
Five pupils have made a video to show how bad the facilities are at their school.

Government's vision
The government's ideas

They were angry after seeing a government video showing plans for future classrooms with open spaces and new technology.

So they thought the government should see what they have to put up with now.

Cramped and old fashioned

In their video, Richard, Fionn, Tafline, Susie and Tanya - all 11 to 13 years old - take us around their cramped, scruffy computer room and old fashioned toilets.

School reality
What the reality is

Susie explains the showers in the changing rooms are used as storage space for PE equipment and there's a room full of dumped computers because there's nowhere to set them up.

'Wonderful school'

Although the facilities are bad, the children are proud of their school. According to Tafline, "this is a wonderful school, due to the fantastic teachers who teach us."

But they hope one day they'll be able to make use of the fantastic features the government wants all schools to have. They just hope it happens before they leave school.

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