EXCITED youngsters were treated to an end of term limo ride to mark the end of their primary school days.
Sixteen children from St Aidan’s Primary School, in Hartlepool, enjoyed a ride in two limos after kindhearted parents chipped in to treat the youngsters.
The large white-stretch and police car limo turned up at the school gates, in Loyalty Road, to collect the children for an hour-long ride after school before dropping the group off at Flix Movie Cafe, in Church Square, where they sat down to watch a film.
Parents Lisa Cranney, 32, and Kay Belsham came up with the idea to reward their children, Tiegan Cranney, 11, and Chloe Belsham, 11, and their classmates for their efforts in their final year at the school.
Parents of the other 14 children, invited along by Tiegan and Chloe, all helped chip in with the cost.
Mrs Cranney, a full-time mum from the Burbank area, said: “The children were all really excited to be travelling in a limo after finishing school.
“We managed to book two limos, including one that looked like a police car, and all of the school staff came out to wave them off which was nice.
“They could fit a total of 16 children in the two limos so there was a limit as to how many could go in but it was nice for them to be with all their friends.
“There was a few tears at the end of the night when they were leaving Flix because some of them are going to different schools.
“But the limo was a nice way to end their time at St Aidan’s.
“We just thought it was a bit different and something they would remember and they were over the moon.”
The mum has three children at the school, Tiegan, Aaron Cranney, eight and four-year-old Faith Cranney.
All of the children are in Neil McKenna’s class at the school and will be starting secondary schools in Hartlepool in September.
Mrs Cranney, married to Gary Cranney, 34, a security guard, added: “We would really like to thank Ian Railton, the headteacher, and all of the staff at the school for all that they have done for the children.”
The limos were booked from Bliss Limos and Ayresome firms.