Millgate School on Scott Street in Leicester is a city maintained day and residential special school for boys aged between 11 and 16 who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The school works tirelessly to meet the needs of some of the most disadvantaged children in the local community. All of the students have a Statement of Special Educational Needs and have dealt with hardships that no child should ever have to endure. Social, emotional and mental health difficulties of the students means that they all require a greater level of care and support. The school strives to ensuring that each student has the best support, education and experiences in life.

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When the school approached Nik Gokani, Sandicliffe FordStore Leicester Manager to help with providing an additional Ford S-Max to the one that the school currently owns for a trip to France in a few weeks time, he was quick to respond. Eight lucky students were picked to travel to France due to their attitude to learning and progress shown through the academic year. Many of the boys have never been out of Leicestershire so the trip to France with trips to the D-Day Experience and American War Cemetry will surely be life-changing. As well as the educational element of the trip, Leroy Scrimshire KS3 Phase Leader stated "we also fully intend for this visit to be as fun and engaging as possible for our boys, who we firmly believe deserve the same opportunities as other children their age". 

In total the trip will cover approximately 700 miles over the UK & France combined. Nik Gokani added "at Sandicliffe we always love to get involved with such events to help local community projects and enable these go ahead with our support where we can". The boys were pleased to pick up the Ford S-Max model along with staff from Millgate School and we would all like to wish the students the best time in France and we are delighted to support such a rewarding school who's motto of 'Transforming Lives and Inspiring Futures' ensures that this trip will do just that!