Eton pupils THANK staff for tak­ing their phones

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THE head­mas­ter of Eton Col­lege has re­vealed he is con­fis­cat­ing mo­bile phones from younger boys at night to ease the ‘pres­sures of so­cial me­dia’.

The elite school is ask­ing all firstyears to hand in elec­tronic de­vices be­fore bed­time. They can get them back in the morn­ing.

Speak­ing yes­ter­day at the Girls’ Day School Trust con­fer­ence in Lon­don, Eton head teacher Simon Henderson said: ‘Our Year 9 pupils have to hand their elec­tronic de­vices in overnight ... We thought there was go­ing to be an out­rage among the boys but ac­tu­ally they re­ally wel­comed it.’ He added that the boys said it im­proved their sleep.

Year 9 pupils, aged 13 to 14, are the youngest at the £ 40,000- a- year school in Berk­shire.

Mr Henderson is now con­sid­er­ing rolling out the pol­icy to Year 10 too.

‘I recog­nise him! It’s the head­mas­ter of Eton’

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