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Prime and the Schools Project

Local School's Prime 400

Local School's Prime 400
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In 1981, with generous support from Prime (UK), a P400 was installed to provide a service for five local Secondary Schools:

Liz Lee of Wantage School acted as the lead person on the side of the schools and Peter Kent from RAL.

Peter Kent helps a Wantage student

Peter Kent helps a Wantage student
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Liz Lee watches a Wantage student man the FR80

Liz Lee watches a Wantage student man the FR80
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Terminal facilities were installed in the schools and connected via time-division multiplexed leased lines to the Prime.

Connections to the Schools

Connections to the Schools
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This was a very successful project and the P400 was upgraded to a 550/1 in 1986, again with generous support from Prime. One of the benefits of this project to RAL was a significant number of recruits, straight from school, with experience of using Primes.

Students using the Benson 1332 Plotter

Students using the Benson 1332 Plotter
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