A new £35,000 ‘pizza bus’ was unveiled at the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School today (Tuesday January 21).
The money to buy the minibus, which has already been nicknamed by students at the Horsham school, was raised by local branches of the pizza delivery chain Domino’s.
Sales from two special pizzas - the Jubilee Deluxe and QE2 Vegi Supreme - were donated to the minibus fund for the school, which accommodates up to 85 pupils with learning difficulties.
Head teacher Lesley Dyer said: “The students already love it, it’s called the pizza bus already! When it came they were all out there cheering.
“It will have a huge impact, our numbers have gone up so much that we haven’t had enough buses for students to get out and about.
“Domino’s have been absolutely super and they have supported us in so many ways. They came to us and they raised every last penny.”
Graham Kempster, marketing manager at Domino’s, said: “We introduced a couple of guest pizzas on all our menus in the local area.
“From that we gave donations from our sales straight into a pot to go to the QE2 to purchase a minibus.
“Thank you to all our customers who purchased the pizzas. The customers actively chose which pizzas to go for, so people knew about it.”