Vote to keep Webster’s on the road

Senior pupils appeal for the communities support to secur funding.
Senior pupils appeal for the communities support to secur funding.

Pupils and staff at Webster’s High School are hoping the community will back their bid to end their transport woes.

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

They are currently almost half-way towards their £40,000 target – but the school now has the chance of winning funding from the Bank of Scotland’s Community Fund.

However, while the parents’ campaign has made it to the shortlist, the winning project will be decided by the public and the school is now appealing for the local community to get behind their effort and vote for them.

Geoff Hobson, chairman of the parent council, said: “We would very much welcome votes from anyone connected with the school or anyone who would like to support our efforts to ensure that pupils can take part in activities away from the school.

“Webster’s High School uses a minibus for a variety of purposes, including to transport pupils on curricular-related visits, sports teams to away matches, and other teams to competitions.

“The minibus will also be available for use by the associated cluster primary schools and other community groups in the area.”