Larbert pupils get on the right road in style

The cool car is turning heads!
The cool car is turning heads!

A flower-covered car has been helping Larbert High pupils on the road to a brighter future.

The vehicle, which has been supplied to the school’s Integrated Pupil Support (IPS) faculty by car deal Hardie of Larbert, has been transporting pupils and equipment to projects designed to encourage life and work skills.

The initiative has come about thanks to funding from Education Scotland who granted the school £5000 to develop creative and quirky ways to get pupils involved in useful projects.

And, added sponsorship from Hardie of Larbert has meant that youngsters have been busy with gardening projects, car boot sales and furniture up-cycling.

Elaine Disbury, principal teacher of IPS said: “I approached Hardie of Larbert for sponsorship and they were happy to support our new and exciting venture.

“In January they supplied us with our bright and shining Peugeot Bipper Tepee car with fold down seats that turned it into the smart van we need to transport resources and equipment. Their support has been essential.”

The school was awarded the money after presenting a proposal to develop a series of ‘workouts’ which provided pupils with work experience while giving them skills for the future.

Over the past months, a group of youngsters have been doing weekly car boot sales at the Dobbie Hall where they sort, price and sell items donated from the school and the community.

They have also been doing garden maintenance for pensioners and sprucing up old wooden furniture sourced from local charity shops. All the proceeds made go to setting up more workouts.