Park School get a new minibus
Christmas has come early for pupils at Park School in Kilmarnock, as they took delivery of a brand-new minibus, supplied by the Lord’s Taverners in Scotland.
The new vehicle had been anticipated as eagerly as Santa’s sleigh and, to the delight of staff and pupils, the keys to the 16-seater vehicle were handed over to Carol Anne Burns, the school’s Head Teacher, by Lynn Narraway, Managing Director (UK and Ireland) for Seabourn Cruise Line the vehicle’s sponsors.
The specially adapted minibus will significantly boost the school’s ability to provide trips and allow learning away from the classroom.
It will help the school safely and easily transport pupils to and from a range of educational, cultural, social and sporting activities, within the local community and further afield.
Each vehicle costs just over £40,000 of which the school raised £18,000 through a mixture of sponsorship and fundraising activities.
Welcoming Lynn and the Lord’s Taverners to the school, Councillor Fiona Campbell, East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Skills and Learning said: “On behalf of Park School and the Council, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Seabourn and to the Lord’s Taverners for their support and generosity.
“The minibus is a stunning vehicle and the advantages it will offer cannot be over stated.
“One of the immediate benefits of having a specially adapted vehicle will be for pupils to get outside in the fresh air on trips, social and cultural events, with maximum convenience.
“This will really help broaden their horizons, motivate and inspire them, with the added advantage of helping them interact socially with their fellow pupils, members of the public and their local community.
“To do this when they want and how they want is truly liberating and this is an absolutely fantastic day for Park School!”
Lynn Narraway of sponsors Seabourn added:
'Seabourn is delighted to be a charity partner for the Lord’s Taverners and Lady Taverners and to have raised enough funds for a second minibus. We really do hope that this facility will offer some fantastic travel opportunities for the students at the Park School.”
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