Wheel good donation to help high school

Anne Carlile and Don Charlton hand over the keys to headteacher Jonathan Morris, in the driving seat, watched by North Tyneside's young mayor Issac Sydney, centre, and next year's new Head Boy and Girl Neve Ralwinson and Tom Collins.

Anne Carlile and Don Charlton hand over the keys to headteacher Jonathan Morris, in the driving seat, watched by North Tyneside's young mayor Issac Sydney, centre, and next year's new Head Boy and Girl Neve Ralwinson and Tom Collins.

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A borough school is wheelie looking to go from strength to strength after taking delivery of a new minibus.

Staff and pupils at Marden High School in Cullercoats took delivery of the new 16-seater vehicle last week.

The vehicle will be used to provide additional transport to a host of sporting and extra curricular activities and was bought thanks to the fundraising efforts of former chairman and vice-chairman of governors, Anne Carlile and Don Charlton.

Headteacher Jonathan Morris was joined by North Tyneside young mayor Issac Sydney plus next year’s head girl and head boy Neve Rawlinson and Tom Collins for the hand-over.

Mr Morris said: “Anne and Don have worked tirelessly to raise the funds and we are extremely grateful to them.

“Although they are supposed to have ‘retired’ from the governing body after many years of loyal service, they are both still totally committed to the school.

“This minibus will provide us with a new level of transport flexibility, particularly by our sports teams but also throughout the curriculum to support the growing number of field trips that our pupils enjoy.”