Stamford Queen Eleanor School gets keys to new minibus

Headteacher Wendy Hamilton with the school's new minibus and pupils from left, Sara Long, 11, Finley Middleton, 11, Grace Campbell-Waggott, 11, Liam Lee, 11

Headteacher Wendy Hamilton with the school's new minibus and pupils from left, Sara Long, 11, Finley Middleton, 11, Grace Campbell-Waggott, 11, Liam Lee, 11

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PUPILS will be able to travel to sports events and school trips in style in a new minibus.

And youngsters at Stamford Queen Eleanor School in Green Lane have been learning about a project to send impoverished girls to school.

The new minibus will be used to transport pupils to a range of events.

It will also be used to take pupils to joint sports events and the joint student council meetings at the primary schools in town.

One of the school’s older minibuses has been donated to The John Clare Trust in Helpston to help staff develop their work with the community.

Stamford Queen Eleanor School’s headteacher Wendy Hamilton said: “We have so many activities running at the school that this new minibus was a real necessity for us and shows our commitment to investing in the school and its facilities.

“We are also very happy to see our old minibus being put to good use.”

On Friday girls at the school learned about the 1,000 Schools for 1,000 Girls project from founder Ladi Dariya and Stamford MP Nick Boles.

Ladi spoke about the project, which aims to raise money for girls like herself who wouldn’t have the opportunity to go to school without sponsorship.

In 1998 Ladi was sponsored by the students of Burntwood School in London to go to secondary school. She now has a Masters degree in management.