Driffield school’s Twilight Bus Service received a boost from Bridlington Town Council, which has made a generous donation of £500 towards the running costs.
The town’s Mayor, Councillor Terry Dixon, accompanied by his wife, Mayoress Mrs Sheena Dixon, visited the school to present a cheque to Headteacher, Simon Jones, and students who regularly use the Bridlington Twilight Bus.
The TBS supports students who stay for after school activities by offering them a free bus home at 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The service has been operated by the school for nearly ten years and is supported by many of the town and parish councils in the Driffield catchment area.
Bridlington Town Council agreed to help fund the Twilight Bus Service to support children from the Bridlington area who attend Driffield School & Sixth Form. Community Engagement Manager, Elaine Collinson, commented “We currently have over 100 students at school who live in Bridlington and a very large proportion of them regularly use the TBS to travel home after staying for after school activities such as sports, performing arts, homework, coursework and catch up clubs. Our monitoring shows that the TBS orange route to Bridlington was one of the most popular routes last year with over 500 journeys being made. The cost of providing the transport increases every year, so we are very grateful to Bridlington Town Council, and all the parish and town councils who recognise the importance of this service to children living in their areas, for their generous financial support.”