The Penny and Giles Project

D. R. Thomas
1980, Vol. 12, No. 2,


Oakdale Comprehensive School caters for the 11-16 age group and has a six form entry - 180 pupils/year. Based on a secondary modern school, the reorganisation to a fully comprehensive unit has just been completed.

Four years ago a school-industry-employment committee was formed and it now consists of some 30 participating industries and teachers. One company involved is Penny and Giles Conductive Plastics who make electrical components for navigation equipment. As a furthering of links between the company and other schools in the area, they sponsor an annual engineering competition, the first of which was held this year (1979).

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