Ninety red bal­loons for school

School plans bus ser­vice to meet grow­ing pupil de­mand

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A SCHOOL has un­veiled new travel plans to cope with an in­creas­ing de­mand for places.

Tyther­ing­ton School is plan­ning a range of new bus ser­vices in re­sponse to grow­ing re­quire­ments from prospec­tive stu­dents across Mac­cles­field and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

Head­teacher, Manny Botwe said: “We sur­veyed prospec­tive and cur­rent par­ents about trans­port pro­vi­sion and we were in­un­dated with re­sponses. “The high­est de­mand is for a route from Wha­ley Bridge, Ket­tleshulme, Rainow, Hurds­field, and A SCHOOL has launched a cam­paign to cel­e­brate its 90th birth­day.

Beech Hall School will be cel­e­brat­ing the mile­stone with 90 events through­out the year.

Branded 90 for 90, the cam­paign kicked off with the re­lease of hun­dreds of an­niver­sary bal­loons, the first of which was found four hours later 100 miles away in Grimsby.

Stu­dents also as­sem­bled for an aerial pho­to­graph in the shape of the num­ber 90.

The school and nurs­ery group then went on a cel­e­bra­tion walk along the Bollin Val­ley.

There will be a com­bi­na­tion of 90 sport­ing, cre­ative, pas­toral and aca­demic ac­tiv­i­ties to cel­e­brate the Bux­ton Road to the school.

“The school has com­mis­sioned a ten­der­ing process for this route.”

He added: “Un­for­tu­nately the lo­cal au­thor­ity does not pro­vide a free bus ser­vice for many of th­ese stu­dents so we plan to re­spond to the de­mand our­selves by pro­vid­ing our own sub­sidised ser­vice.

“The more fam­i­lies who sign up, the cheaper the prices will be.”

He said: “The de­mand for places at the school has sig­nif­i­cantly in­creased land­mark year and stu­dents, staff and par­ents are all in­vited to join in with the event.

Ac­tiv­i­ties will vary from cross-coun­try Tough Mud­der chal­lenges to cre­at­ing a 90th patch­work quilt.

Head­teacher James Allen said: “The launch of our 90 for 90 cel­e­bra­tion was won­der­ful, it was a great com­mu­nity event which saw staff and stu­dents alike par­tic­i­pate in show­ing the true spirit of the cam­paign.

“I am thrilled to be with the school as it reaches this sig­nif­i­cant age.

“It has con­tin­ued to grow and be a place of su­perb education for its stu­dents and we look for­ward to an­other 90 years of ex­cel­lence.” since Septem­ber so we needed to de­velop our trans­port strat­egy. ac­cord­ingly.

“Our sixth form is grow­ing so we also need to en­sure that we make the trans­port af­ford­able. “

Mr Botwe added that the school, which has never done some­thing like this be­fore, also planned to ex­pand its trans­port of­fer to cover other ar­eas as re­quired.

He has re­quested that prospec­tive par­ents get in touch with him at the school in or­der to dis­cuss their in­di­vid­ual travel needs.

●● Manny Botwe will take over as head­teacher of Tyther­ing­ton School in Septem­ber.

●● Beech Hall School pupils re­lease bal­loons to cel­e­brate the school’s 90th birth­day

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