Another Brit here!!
Phones with internet at school? Hey when I was at school there were no mobiles at all never mind ones with internet.
Come to think of it, when I was at school there wasn't even an internet
What we did have was an excellent library and I've loved reading books for over 30 years, I'm never without a book to read. The Twilight Saga I rate as the most "unputdownable" series I've ever read.