King Charles I School Appeal Trust, has presented the school with a brand new mini bus. It will be used across the school for transportation to education and sporting activities. The mini bus can seat up to 17 people, with options available to accommodate wheelchairs. It will be used across the school for sports activities and external visits.
Headteacher, Stephen Brownlow, was delighted with the new minibus:
We are very grateful to the Appeal Trust who have been extremely generous over a number of years. Their numerous financial contributions have made a real and positive input to the education of the students at King Charles I School.
The Appeal Trust is a local charity set up to raise funds to provide extras to King Charles I School. They collect donations from parents, ex-pupils and others and each year award grants across the school for a wide variety of activities. Recently the trust had made grants for activities such as a djembe drumming workshop, visits from animal handlers who bring along (small) wild exotic animals, workshops for catering and poetry and performances by theatre companies in French and German. In addition, each year, the trust aims to provide a reading book for each new year 7 pupil to read over the summer holiday ready for the new school year.
Caroline Holt, chair of The Appeal Trust commented:
This is the first time that The Trust has made such a significant contribution and we’re very proud of what we’ve been able to do. The Trust is committed to continue providing these extras to the school.
The Trust relies on donations and income from investments. Regular donations can be made by standing order and a form is available on the school website here, where you can also see photographs from some of the activities.