What about the Sony fanboys?A Birmingham school is rewarding pupils for their good behavior by allowing them to spend time in a game's room where they can play Xbox 360 and Wii, whilst their naughty colleagues can only watch on with intense jealousy at the fun they're having.
Selly Oak School, which caters for pupils with special needs, offers children platinum reward cards which allows them access to the gaming nirvana.
Speaking to The Times, head teacher Graham Ridley said that the scheme provides motivation for the youngsters and helps those with behavioral problems.
The scheme is said to have hugely improved pupil behavioral. Before introducing the perks scheme, teachers were spending 90 per cent of their non-teaching time dealing with problem behavior. "Now we have more than halved the time devoted to discipline," he said.
I'm not surprised, the torture of watching your friends having fun is surely too much to bear.This sounds like a great way to 'bribe' children into behaving in the correct manner. If the idea spreads to more schools it could also be a great marketing tool for both Nintendo and Microsoft (I wonder if this was their idea?). Any child who plays one of these consoles at school will surely want their parents to buy them one.
The scheme does beg one question though: What about the Sony fan-boys at the school, where's the PS3?