Cromwell Learning Community Trust has a much-needed brand new minibus thanks to St James’ Place Charitable Foundation who joined forces with Variety, the Children’s Charity, to make it happen!

The Trust operates two primary schools, Cromwell Junior & Infant School and Bordesley Village Primary School, which will both benefit from the new minibus provision.

Malcolm Cooper-Smith, Trustee, St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation handed the keys of the minibus – known as a Variety Sunshine Coach – to Rubina Darr, headteacher of Cromwell Learning Community Trust, during a special event at the school on Wednesday, December 5.

Mrs Darr said:

“This is an exciting addition to school resources which will open many doors regarding access to experiences in our local and national environment. The both schools are excited and appreciative of our first Variety Sunshine Coach.”

Mr Cooper said:

“Once again we are delighted to be partnering with Variety, the Children’s Charity – in supporting their Sunshine Coaches Programme and we know it will make such a difference to the children at Cromwell Learning Community Trust.”

Frances Lang, CEO at Variety, said:

“We are very grateful to St James Place Charitable Foundation for donating this Variety coach to Cromwell Junior & Infant School and Bordesley Village Primary School. It is particularly extraordinary that this is the 31st Sunshine Coach that the Foundation has generously donated.”

It was a privilege to attend the coach presentation at Cromwell Junior & Infant School. We were all rather bowled over by the welcome we received from what is clearly an extraordinary school. A huge thank you to Mrs Darr and her incredible staff team.

Variety coaches, often regarded as mobile classrooms, enable children and young people to access educational, sporting and social activities outside of the school environment which help with their learning as well as personal development.”