Aims of the project
We identified that the parents of the children travelling to Lilleshall would all have to pay transport costs to hire minibuses for the residential trip. The children represent many local Woking Schools. By loaning the two minibuses St.Andrew's enabled the families to save on the substantial transport costs for the 300+ mile round trip.
Background and goals
One of the staff at St. Andrew's was aware of the trip and (having gained approval from St. Andrew's) approached the Woking PSFA to offer the minibuses.
This initiative required the use of two minibuses and admin time to check the drivers' details on the DVLA website and co-ordinate the pickup/drop off of the minibuses.
The Woking PSFA parents were delighted to be able to use the St. Andrew's minibuses, saving approx. £20 per head on the cost of the trip.
Boys and girls aged 10/11 from schools in the Woking area benefited (approximately 30 in total).
Frequency and duration
This was a single event but the school plans to offer the facilities again in 2017.