You are so fucking negative all the time.
Yes film is much harder to learn, more expensive but if the kid is going to put time into and have fun...why do you care?
How do you think people would learn if teachers just said "nah math is too hard, don't try it ever"
Fuck, I hadn't a clue how to take photos and I just started doing film by myself no classes and learned from my mistakes, let kids do what they want.
But yes you can send the film out and get it digitally converted
those are just two that came up on google.