I had one of these myself at school- still have it (its lasted a good few years!) Tom wanted one just like mine, and after looking at the various recorders on the market (some were a cheaper, but you get what you pay for !) I decided to get the same one. You get a quality recorder here- it gives a good sound ( well, it will when he learns how to play it!) and I know it will last.
The recorder arrived very promptly in a sturdy cardboard tube.
I would highly recommend this