I READ with interest your report that 40 pupils from the London borough of Brent are to spend a week at Eton ('Placing the rough with the smooth', 17 April). More to the point would be to send 40 Eton pupils to spend a week at a state school in Brent. This would give them at least an inkling of how the other 95 per cent of pupils are educated, and maybe inspire them to be more egalitarian in their future careers.

D Ashby