Our Form 5 pupil Alf has revved up his very own school Car Club

Our pupil, Alf Boyle, loves planes, trains and automobiles so much that he has powered up his very own lunchtime ‘Car Club’ for his fellow Junior School pupils.

Alf’s Car Club invites pupils to bring along their favourite toy cars to play with, interact and socialise during their Thursday lunch breaks. Alf also sits in the driver’s seat during the educational side of things too, by holding his very own quiz on topics such as car safety and the rules of the road.

His Car Club has been a growing success for the past year and began following his passion for cars and his love for the BBC Two television show Top Gear.

The club is also helping Alf get his dreams of becoming a driving instructor into gear as well as owning his very own silver coloured Fiat 500 vehicle!

“It’s so exciting to do this club every week. I’m so proud to have set this up and that the school is letting me do it. I get to bring in my cars every week and really enjoy it,” said Alf.

“I would love to teach people how to drive because I’ll be in my own car every day and I think it’ll be a good job to do.”

Alf’s Car Club was helped to get off the ground by Form 4 teacher Mrs Spencer who encouraged him to turn his passion into a lunchtime class for him and his friends to enjoy at school.

Mrs Spencer said: “It’s been absolutely great to do. It’s been a huge thing for Alf to set-up and it’s really helped his confidence to grow, he’s flourishing every week.

“We know all of our pupils well so when we hear what they are interested in or want to do at school, we make sure we encourage everyone in our school community to enjoy their hobbies and passions and in turn, it helps with their social skills, education and self-esteem.”

Mrs Weller, Junior School headteacher, said: “We pride ourselves on the amount and variety of clubs that we offer during and after school. Everyone is involved in running them including staff, lunchtime supervisors, Senior and Junior school pupils and even parents.  It is another great opportunity to bring our whole school community together.”

Alf has plans for his Car Club to race ahead this year too, with hopes of getting more pupils and taking the sessions off-road and onto the school’s outdoor area during the summer.

“Hopefully people in the club will tell their friends and then their friends will join, and it’ll get bigger and bigger,” he added.

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