We’ve got a ticket to ride

Headteacher Helen Lennie and chair of trustees Dr Geoff Hallas (left of group) with sponsors of the new minibus at Rastrick High School.
Headteacher Helen Lennie and chair of trustees Dr Geoff Hallas (left of group) with sponsors of the new minibus at Rastrick High School.

THE wheels are finally in motion at Rastrick High as the new school minibus arrived.

Following a year of fund-raising during their 25th jubilee celebrations, governors and staff are delighted to have received the minibus, with its registration plate Y25 RHS, after its eagerly awaited arrival.

Plans for the new bus include the transport of students to take part in competitive sports, as well as taking groups of students to the theatre, university visits to local places of interests and to participates in community projects.

Community school governor Rev Matthew Pollard, said: “This is a significant landmark in the development of the school which will now be an even more visible part of the community. Along with the other governors, I am proud to be able to take delivery of the minibus which will be invaluable in developing the range of activities available to our young people.”

Head teacher Helen Lennie said: “Having the new minibus means that we can enhance the learning of our own students, fully engage in both local and national competitions and provide teaching expertise and resources to others in the community. This is a fantastic resource which is going to be hugely beneficial to all those involved with the school.”

The fund-raising in school from students and staff was generously supplemented with support from local businesses, some of who contributed £1,000, including J&R Electrical, SF Fire Protection, Torpoint Building Contractors and Thornhill Estates.

The Trustees of Rastrick Grammar School have made a substantial commitment towards funding a second minibus, Y26 RHS, in 2012 which will be specially adapted to give young people with either physical and/or learning disabilities the opportunity to partake fully in school life.