On Wednesday 13th April 2016 a Coffee Morning was held in Ballyclare Secondary School to celebrate the arrival of a brand new School Mini Bus. The brand new silver Ford Transit mini bus arrived on site and was welcomed by the invited guests, members of staff and the Board of Governors.
The new bus will be a tremendous asset for the school and will enable school rugby, hockey, netball and football teams to travel in safety to the many fixtures which they have throughout the season. The school will be able to facilitate many school trips including Geography fieldtrips, Scripture Union Weekend, Year 8 residential trips, a key part of our induction process, and transport for the choir and orchestra to music festivals, to name just a few of the many activities which go on in the life of a busy school.
Mrs Bell stated that she hoped that all pupils would benefit from the arrival of the new school bus.
“Our pupils and staff take pride in having a school bus and it makes a difference for young people to arrive in the “team” bus, the public identity of Ballyclare Secondary School.”
We would like to thank all those involved in the fundraising activities over the past year. Particular thanks to Mr Brian Casey, Operations Director and Mr Scott Wylie, Business Development Manager of Fleet Financial who have worked very closely with staff in Ballyclare Secondary School in securing the new bus and to Mr Raymond Hill, City Auction Group, for facilitating a Golf 4 Ball Competition in Temple Golf Club in August 2015 which raised a significant quantity of money towards the purchase of the bus.