WARGRAVE House School, Newton-le-Willows, is going green after purchasing a brand-new electric minibus.
The school recently received a generous sum of money donated by the parent of a former pupil. The pupil attended the school in the 1970s, and it seems Wargrave House School left a lasting impression on the pupil and their family.
Staff were delighted – and quickly devised how to use the funds to support their sustainability strategy and foster a greener environment for pupils.
The new electric minibus joins a fleet of seven other vehicles.
Wargrave House School is committed to becoming more sustainable and has made strides to move towards more environmentally friendly practices.
Electric vehicles, proven to have lower running costs, mean the school can spend less on fuel and use the money towards other aspects of the school, including pupil wellbeing and enrichment opportunities.
Headteacher Carl Glennonsaid: “At Wargrave, our learning environment is underpinned by our ethos to foster a sense of community and care amongst our students, staff, and parents/carers. We are thrilled that our work has left such a lasting impression on this family 50 years later.
“We wanted to use the donation for something that would benefit our pupils and help us on our mission to become more sustainable. The lower running costs, reduced noise pollution, and renewable electricity tariffs were really important factors we considered when choosing the minibus.
“The environmental crisis is very real, and we must all do our part to go green. The minibus is one of several initiatives we have implemented at the school to help build a brighter, more sustainable future.”
The minibus will transport students to activities, events, and enrichment opportunities.
Wargrave House School is part of the Remarkable Autism Charity.
For more information on Wargrave House School visit: https://www.wargravehouse.com