A SCHOOL?S new £30,000 minibus was unveiled by the Mayor of Henley
A SCHOOL?S new £30,000 minibus was unveiled by the Mayor of Henley.
Martin Akehurst cut the ribbon on the new blue Peugeot Boxer at Rupert House School in Bell Street after pupils had sung The Wheels On The Bus.
The children were then able to look around the 14-seat vehicle, which has the name of the independent school written on the sides. The minibus was paid for by the Friends of Rupert House, who held fund-raising events including cake sales and a Wild West-themed party last summer.
Headteacher Clare Lynas said: ?The Friends are a group of energetic and supportive parents who have worked enormously hard over the last year to raise this amount. This is godsend to us and we will make full use of the minibus for school trips.? Councillor Akehurst, who used to be a school governor, said: ?It makes so much difference to have a minibus because it means you can get the children around safely. The Friends have done a superb job.?
The school has also completed a £100,000 IT upgrade, which includes a new IT suite with 22 iMac computers, 30 new iPads and touchscreen whiteboards in a number of classrooms. Mrs Lynas said: ?The IT room was two or three terms in the planning. We knew we wanted to update the provision in the school but it took a long time to plan and design the room.
?We enjoyed making use of the new room last term and the final part of the project was when the iPads were delivered at the end of the winter term.?