Speaking at the official handover of a new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, donated by Blackburn-based Bowker BMW, Oakhill Principal, Mrs. Riley said, “Like any school, transport can make extra curricular activities a logistical challenge. Staff and parents are always resourceful and will often find a solution but, having a new car from Bowker BMW will make a huge impact on our community involvement and ability to compete in regional sporting and academic events.
“We are always keen for students to represent the school wherever they can. When we have an opportunity to support the community we also like to be involved. The new car will make it easier for us to make and meet more commitments such as entertaining local parishioners with afternoon tea and entering small groups into local and national competitions.”
Last year Oakhill College participated in a range of sports from orienteering to handball, competing with local schools. One of our pupils won the design Your Own Robot competition at national Level and shortly a small team of pupils will be going to the national finals of the BP STEM Challenge. As well as this our pupils have helped out in the community by providing food for THOMAS and the Accrington Food Bank, representing the school at Armistice services in Whalley and Wiswell, and taking part in local gardening initiatives.
For Bowker BMW, Dave Turner said, “Oakhill College is one of a number of excellent schools in Lancashire. We have been proud to support them in the past. We know they have excellent sporting tradition and they are ambitious for more competitive success. We hope the car helps and wish them all the very best for 2015.”