We are pleased to be able to give the final contribution for a mini bus to Hobletts Manor Junior School.
Kelly Smith, School Business Manager, made a strong financial as well as academic/well being case for the minibus:
“At present we are spending most of our PE premium on transporting children to and from sporting fixtures and other inspiring events. We have a hugely proactive team of teaching staff who regularly book places on trips and sporting events in order to inspire ALL our children whether their enthusiasm lies in athleticism or academia. but this is coming at a huge cost to the school budget.”
The transport will be used for many activities, for example swimming trips for the NC certificate, regular sessions to a local boxing gym to help with behaviour and focus skills, local library visits and pupils working with local businesses.
EdufundUK do prefer to fund an entire project ourselves, or at least to be the majority contributor. However, Hobletts Manor have made such huge efforts to get the rest of the funding in place and have clear plans to initiate this project quickly, that we were very happy to donate the last £1,000 to enable them to go ahead.