Bus appeal finally reaches terminus

Webster’s High School’s long-running campaign to provide the school with a new minibus has reached a successful conclusion with delivery of the vehicle.

To celebrate the arrival of the new bus, which has already been pressed into service, the Parent Council is holding a launch event at 4 p.m. next Friday, February 20 when there will be an opportunity to see the minibus, which comes complete with a wheelchair lift.

Tea, coffee and refreshments will also be offered.

The parent council had been fund-raising for more than two years to replace the school’s existing mini bus, which was on its last legs.

It is vital for a variety of purposes, including to transport pupils on curricular-related visits, sports teams to away matches and other teams to competitions.

As with the old one, the new bus will also be available for use by associated cluster primary schools and other community groups in the area.

A spokesman said: “The Parent Council thanks the many people from the local community have helped to raise a total of approximately £23,000 towards the purchase of the minibus and we warmly invite them to attend the launch. The total cost, including the fitting of a wheelchair lift, is £39,000. Webster’s has made up the shortfall from school funds.”