The Friends of Monkleigh School (FOMS) have spent months fundraising £6,000 to purchase the bus. They bought it from the Bideford Blues club, who received funding for a new bus and had previously lent this one to the school when needed. Lynette Mayo, FOMS chairman, said: Weve had bake sales, bingo, all sorts of fundraising, as well as an Aviva community grant of £2,500 and funding from the parish council. Were also really grateful to all of our sponsors and to the parents who supported the fundraising efforts. Headteacher Karen Reeves added: Ive worked here for 11 years and something I always said was that I wanted for the school was to have its own minibus. Everyone came together and thats what Monkleigh is, were a small school and like one big family. The bus has already been booked up for a number of trips to sporting events. It is sponsored by: Monkleigh Garage, S.M. Reeves, TP Trust Preservation, Mayo Media, Gifford Accounts and F. Heards Quality Meats.