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School wins trophy for efforts to improve bus services

PUBLISHED: 07:00 15 November 2018

Pupils from All Saints Secondary School in Dagenham at the ceremony to collect their trophy. Picture: All Saints School

Pupils from All Saints Secondary School in Dagenham at the ceremony to collect their trophy. Picture: All Saints School

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A school in Dagenham has been named School of the Year by the East London Community Organisation, TELCO.

The school council won the TELCO award for their campaign to improve bus services in the area. Picture: All Saints SchoolThe school council won the TELCO award for their campaign to improve bus services in the area. Picture: All Saints School

All Saints Catholic School in Terling Road has been campaigning for a year to improve the bus services round the area.

After receiving the backing of councillors and Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas, the school council were given an award for their campaigning efforts.

The school is looking for more traffic lights to give people time to cross, countdown timers on bus stops, bus schedules to fit with the end of the school day, and a dedicated bus for pupils, in a bid to reduce the amount of time students are waiting to get home.

Assistant headteacher Nick Pauro said: “It was a very proud moment to see the action have an impact and show people that things can be changed with a concerted effort.”

The awards ceremony was held at the University of East London campus in Stratford.

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