Staff and pupils at Yeoman Park School presented with new minibus
Staff and pupils at Yeoman Park School in the East Midlands have been presented with a new specially adapted minibus on behalf of the Lord’s Taverners.
Since 1976, the Lord’s Taverners has placed over 1,100 accessible minibuses across schools in the UK. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first minibus giveaway, and to celebrate this, the charity will be giving away a record 40 minibuses in 2016. The iconic Lord’s Taverners minibuses provide young disadvantaged and disabled people with the chance to engage with their local community by getting more access to the facilities on offer and build important life skills in the process.
Yeoman Park School is a special school for children with severe, complex, profound and multiple learning difficulties. The pupils/students can be defined by three broad SEN groupings - Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).
Headteacher Jane Cooper commented: “Using the community is an essential part of our school curriculum and having a minibus will enhance learning for all our pupils. At Yeoman Park we want to take learning out of the classroom and into the real world to give our pupils lots of new experiences that will develop their skills, knowledge and independence. Everyone at Yeoman Park School would like to say a very big ‘thank you’ to all the members of the Lord’s Taverners who have raised money to provide this bus and to Essex Ford for sourcing the bus and having it adapted to meet the needs of the pupils.”