The new Sunshine Coach presented to Chantry Primary Academy by Variety will give the visually impaired pupils access to horse riding, residential visits and sporting events. The children with behavioural and emotional difficulties will use the minibus for visits to build their social skills.

The coach that has been sponsored Leeds Building Society will be used every day, including during holidays and weekends.

Jamie Kelly, Assistant Headteacher at Chantry Primary Academy, said:

“Our pupils, some of whom have a range of specific learning needs, come from the local area which suffers from significant social deprivation. The Sunshine Coach will be immensely valuable to the children allowing their young minds to explore places they would otherwise never get the chance to visit.”