Pupils at the Edith Borthwick School were presented with a new minibus from two sporting legends.

Former West Ham and England footballer Sir Trevor Brooking and ex-Essex and England cricketer Ronnie Irani visited the school to present a new, fully adapted minibus to suit the needs of the pupils.

The Edith Borthwick School, in Braintree, is a special school for children with severe and complex learning difficulties and autism.

Pupils and staff were also joined by Lady Hilkka Brooking and representatives from Lords Taverners Charity and Laser Electrical Services Ltd who provide the funding.

Headteacher Dan Woodman gave a tour of the school and speech to the guests.

Parent governor Vicky Faulks said: “We also want to thank the Clothworkers Foundation for their capital grant and the Dunmow Roundtable for their donation.

“The children who joined us for the presentation and impressed our guests during the tour were amazing, thank you to them too.

“All our guests were full of praise and please to meet the young people who will get to use the minibus.

“We’re enormously grateful, the brand new minibus is going to make a real difference enabling lots more trips into the community and continuing to remove barriers.”