Pertemps came to the aid of Birmingham-based Braidwood Trust School for the Deaf recently by donating a brand-new minibus for the students.
The school has been looking for a new bus for months but been unsuccessful due to cost issues.
Director Roger Englefield and his wife Sharon were determined to help the school after hearing their desperate need for new transport. After speaking with Chairman Tim Watts, he insisted Pertemps donate a top of the range minibus to the school, which caters for deaf children aged 11-19.
Head Teacher, Karen Saywood, said: “Our current bus is very small and old and we’ve been looking for a new one for a while now. On school trips we’ve even had to use staff cars to transport the children as the bus just isn’t big enough.
“This new minibus Pertemps has gifted us will make the world of difference to the school. Students learn through experience. They need to get out of the classroom to see new things and the minibus will allow us to do that more often. Everyone at Braidwood is very thankful for this generous donation from Pertemps – it will help us so much.”
The minibus will be used for adventures all over the country. From educational trips to the BBC studios in Birmingham city centre to the East Anglia Food Show, the children at Braidwood can now enjoy more exciting trips thanks to Pertemps’ donation.
Many of the sixth form students take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award which takes them across the UK to take part in different activities. In the past it’s been hard to get everyone to their challenges with ease, but now they will now be driven in comfort and style!
Roger Englefield, Director, said: “I was moved by the story of the school and the great work the teachers do and felt like I had to help. I’m so happy we can give the children at Braidwood School the opportunity to get out and about on educational trips. The teachers and pupils at the school are an inspiration.”
Educational trips are a huge part of the curriculum at Braidwood. They enrich the students’ learning and are a brilliant way to build bonds with classmates, develop knowledge and enhance skills.
We hope everyone at Braidwood School enjoy their new minibus!