Back row: Peter Scott (left) and James Hunter, Deputy Head Teacher at Yarm Primary School (right). Front row: (left-right) Yarm Primary School pupils Archie, Thomas, Toby, Oliver, and Leona.

Scott Bros’ low loader truck to be converted into a stage to showcase musical talent at Festival on the Field

Scott Bros, the leading Teesside recycling company, will be giving local musical talent a platform at Yarm Primary School by transforming one of its low-loader trucks into a stage.

The 80-tonne, 20-metre-long vehicle, will appear at the primary school’s Festival on the Field on 23rd June where various musical acts will perform for guests.

In addition to performers from across the area, the current and former pupils, as well as staff, will take to the stage to showcase their musical talents. The event’s musical finale will feature North East band, Heart Shaped Rebellion.

Other activities organised for Festival on the Field, which will raise money for school funds, include charity stalls from Daisy Chain and the British Heart Foundation, a bouncy castle, assault course, soft Sumo suits and a Bungee Run.

The school and its Parent Teacher Association have also organised a collection of stalls featuring locally-produced gifts and a range of refreshments including hot dogs and pulled pork buns. Guests are also welcome to bring picnics.

In addition to providing the low-loader to the school, Scott Bros also gave pupils the opportunity to name the vehicle. A competition was held across the school with the winning name, ‘Trucktimus Prime’, suggested by class Y5NB. Its new name will be displayed on the low-loader’s cab door along with the name of the school.

Scott Bros is engaging with schools across Teesside to give them the opportunity to name members of its fleet of more than 50 trucks, which includes skip loaders, and tipper wagons.

Jill Wood, Head Teacher at Yarm Primary School, said: “We are exceptionally grateful to Scott Bros for the loan of the low-loader, which will create a stage worthy of the musical talent we’ll have on show at Festival in the Field. The event is a great way to bring parents and people from the local community together for an enjoyable afternoon.”

She added: “The children were really excited to name the truck and we had some really creative ideas from across the school and we are all really excited to look out for ‘Trucktimus Prime’ on the roads around Teesside!”

Peter Scott, Transport Manager at Scott Bros, said: “We are always keen to support our local community and it’s a pleasure to provide the low-loader for Yarm Primary School’s Festival on the Field. We’re also really pleased with the truck’s new name and it has certainly set the standard for names we’d love other schools to come up with for our fleet of vehicles.”

The Festival on the Field takes place at Yarm Primary School on 23rd June between 3pm and 8pm. Entry costs £1 per person.

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