My placement is in a so called tough school with many pupils from a council area. I do have a few lovely children in each class, the ones who really want to learn and even run after me asking to check their extension works, but I also have a lot of those who are not interested in studying. Today I was really fed up. I printed vocabulary sheets for pupils together with things which they would need for their course work, and one of the pupils started commenting "I hate this sheet, did you make it on an old computer, can't you afford a new one"... There was nothing wrong with the sheet, she just didn't want to write and was looking for an excuse, also the thing which annoyed me was that this pupil is originally an immigrant from a poor third world country, and she should be actually happy to have a possibility of getting free education, free school meals and free printed sheets and use this opportunity for learning. I am sure none would spoon feed her like that back home. I thought I would discuss this next time tete-a-tete with her, but I am not sure as, knowing how tolerant and politically correct the UK is, she may accuse me in racism or nationalism or whatever. How could I make it clear to her without being judged for offence? Or should I actually be bothered?