12th September 1997 at 01:00
"They seem to take notice of someone in overalls."

-Tony Bradshaw, head of Pemberton High School in Wigan, on his scheme which allows persistent truants one day a week of work experience in the local Heinz factory, as long as they attend school on the other four days.Mr Bradshaw claims to have cut truancy levels by 75 per cent

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