Pupils and staff at Loeriesfontein Primary School were excited to receive a new school bus, which was recently handed over thanks to funding from Loeriesfontein Wind Farm.
PUPILS and staff at Loeriesfontein Primary School were excited to receive a new school bus, which was recently handed over thanks to funding from Loeriesfontein Wind Farm.
The donation forms part of the wind farm’s socio-economic development programme, which has a strong focus on youth upliftment and education through investment in sport and recreational activities, as well as academic programmes.
Over 400 pupils are expected to benefit from access to transport, which will be used for out-of-town sport, cultural and academic events.
The economic development manager for Loeriesfontein Wind Farm, Vanessa Fredericks, said prior to receiving this support, most of the pupils were unable to attend school events hosted outside of Loeriesfontein.
“This support will also empower learners to participate in extramural activities that are being offered at the school,” Fredericks added.
“The vehicle will also allow teachers to attend workshops, thus better preparing them to teach learners to their maximum potential. These activities aid in the holistic development of the learners.”
Loeriesfontein’s principal Joline Klaaste said that the support will also allow the learners to take part in sports days and extra-curricular activities at a much lower budget.