Will Buster and the Gelmet helmet (Hirsch, Odo)(2004, paperback)

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One Monday, Will Buster is sitting through another dull history lesson about the Wizard Wars of the 21st century, when he discovers that he has been selected for the opportunity of a lifetime. Or that’s what his parents seem to think.

A high-speed HoverPod whisks Will away to Professor Alphonse Gelmet’s Academy of Leadership Excellence. Here, special helmets effortlessly deliver information into the students’ brains. Without doing any work at all, they’ll become encyclopaedias of knowledge.

But what is it exactly that Will and his classmates are learning?

And who’s to say the Helmet isn’t doing other things to their minds?