St Giles’ C.E. Primary School is a mixed primary school with approximately 400 pupils in Walsall, West Midlands. The school has an above average number of SEND pupils and around a quarter of pupils speak English as a second language. Simrat Mavi, Deputy Headteacher at the school, talks us through their priorities for all pupils.
Pupils at a local special needs school were overcome with joy after being surprised with a brand new minibus, generously funded by four charitable organisations, including St James’s Place Foundation.
Parents, governors and friends of Fitzwaryn School in Grove, Wantage were invited to join pupils for a surprise event in the school’s playground. The event was organised by Ray Collins, a well-known local fundraiser who set up a charitable trust in his own name.
Seconds after Mr Collins announced the real reason for the event, a shiny new minibus was driven towards the pupils and guests, who burst into spontaneous shrieks of joy and excitement.