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The history of Knox Industrial Arts

The Knox Handwork department opened in 1934 under the expertise of Mr V A Green in the purpose-built Reid Building. Woodwork and Metalwork were initially offered, with Leatherwork and Printing introduced in later years.
The courses were designed to teach students how to identify problems and develop solutions through meaningful application of the principles of engineering mechanics. The students developed the ability to read and interpret technical drawings and study the history of technological change.

With the introduction of the Wyndham Scheme, Second Year students (Year 8) could elect to study Woodwork, Metalwork or Technical Drawing in preparation for the School Certificate.

In 1971 the first group of Sixth Form students entered the new course of Senior Industrial Arts for the HSC.

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