Update: Unfortunately, due to unstable weather conditions, the naming ceremony has been postponed and will not be taking place on Friday. When a new date has been set, we will let you know. Thank you, and sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Gagle Brook Primary School is a sustainable learning community where carbon neutrality and environmental friendliness are a huge part of everyday life. So, when the opportunity arose for our pupils to enter a competition to name an eco-friendly bus, we knew we had to get involved.
After much discussion, our creative pupils decided on the name ‘Bertie’, which we quickly submitted. We are delighted to announce that our pupils won the competition, beating out entries from 17 other Bicester schools.
The bus, which our pupils currently use to travel to the local library, will be the focal point of a naming ceremony taking place at Gagle Brook at 1:15 p.m. on Friday 25th October. As part of the ceremony, Bertie will be adorned with a sign proudly displaying its new name.
The competition was run by Grayline Coaches, a coach operator owned by a local family. Bertie is their Eco E1 bus, which serves the A2Dominion Elmsbrook community and stops outside our school.
Grayline Coaches shares our position on the environment, and the inclusion of Bertie in their fleet is a testament to their commitment to a greener future.
We are extremely proud to have won this competition and ensured that our school and pupils will always be associated with Bertie as it continues to serve the local community and promote sustainability.