The school children made giant letters spelling “thank you” to show their appreciation for the generous donation from The Elizabeth and Prince Zaiger Trust that funded their new Coach; the 16th Sunshine Coach that the trust has generously donated.

Robert le Kyng Primary School has just under 420 children and a Specialist Resource Provision to cater for the needs of up to 10 children aged between 4 and 11 with physical impairments. Currently, ten of them are wheelchair users. The new Sunshine Coach is a much needed replacement for one which has been used for 14 years. It has been a lifeline for physically impaired pupils, enabling them to access a variety of educational and therapeutic activities including the hydrotherapy pool, sports days, activity days, and residential trips.

Mr Peter Harvey said:

“The Elizabeth and Prince Zaiger Trust tries to contribute to a Variety Sunshine Coach every year and where possible to place it within the South West. We were delighted therefore to assist with the purchase of this new coach for The Robert Le Kyng Primary School in Swindon. Having met the staff and pupils, I am sure that it will be put to very good use, making a significant difference to the lives of all that use it.”

Sue Perry, School Business Manager, said:

“Now all our children can access all areas of the curriculum. The new Coach is a great success. It will be used so that our Snug children can accompany their peers on local trips, join in class visits and attend a whole range of specialist sessions such as swimming and joint ventures with other local schools. Swimming sessions are essential physical therapy, needed by our Snug children. Inclusion lies at the heart of Robert Le Kyng School, so the new Coach will ensure that we can continue that ethos well into the future.”