Friday, 19 April 2019

Minibus appeal hits target

GORING Primary School’s £30,000 appeal for a new minibus has hit is target.

The new 17-seater vehicle is due to arrive over the summer.

The school’s parent-teacher association has been raising money for about two years as the existing minibus is nearing the end of its useful life.

It is used for a range of activities including school trips and shuttling pupils to sports matches and competitions and forest school sessions at the Withymead Nature Reserve.

The money was raised at a series of events, including summer fetes, quiz nights, school discos and assorted gift and craftware sales.

The target was reached with the proceeds of the Goring 10km earlier this month, which the association organised.

Chairwoman Penny Taylor said: “As much as anything else, we’re about bringing parents and carers together to foster a sense of community but we do want to raise as much as we can to help the school.

“We’re very pleased to have reached the target and very thankful to everyone who has supported the various events that contributed.”

The association is now likely to raise funds towards new markings on the school’s outdoor play area as well as repairs to its Sixties buildings.

In the past year it has also raised £5,671 for interactive whiteboards, £975 for stage lighting, £239 for an athletics tunnel and money for 30 new laptops.

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