New minibuses hit the road
It’s the 40th anniversary of the Lord’s Taverners accessible minibuses programme and to celebrate this, we will be giving away a record 40 of the iconic green vehicles in 2016 – starting with three new minibuses on the roads this week.
Pathfield School in Barnstable, Downs Park School in Brighton and the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust in Ivybridge will all be presented with their new minibuses which are adapted for schools catering for young people with learning and physical disabilities.
Pathfield School provides high quality learning opportunities for children and young adults with severe, profound and complex needs including autism. Their minibus is being sponsored by the Law Family Charitable Foundation.
Downs Park School is staffed to provide an education for pupils with a variety of learning difficulties who are in possession of a Statement of Special Educational Needs. Their minibus has been donated in recognition of support by Raymond and Christel Stoner.
Dame Hannah Rogers Trust is dedicated to empowering children, young people and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities, providing them with life-changing opportunities and advocating their needs. Their minibus is being sponsored by the Law Family Charitable Trust.
The minibuses enable schools to engage pupils in sporting and recreational activities and help them develop life skills such as visiting shops and interacting with people in the local community.
Since 1976 the Lord’s Taverners has put over 1,110 accessible minibuses on the road across the UK.
We will have more details about the presentations later this week.