Recognition for local heroes;Aim High;Business in the Community education and training campaign awards

26th June 1998 at 01:00
(Photograph) - IN a sense Aim High has no losers. The level of support and the goodwill for schools from the business community makes it win-win. The awards are a bonus.

Regional judging panels were overwhelmed with examples of good practice. One comes from Kent, where Pfizer's mentoring scheme gave A-level chemistry pupils at Astor School in Dover the opportunity to work with research chemists at the drugs company's Sandwich facility and mentors visited the school to meet the students and discuss their work.

Headteacher Jean Middleton says: "The students have broadened their outlook from the syllabus to a science education where their knowledge and learning fits into the industrial world."

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