Lancashire school receive minibus boost
Representatives of the Lord’s Taverners were in Rossendale, Lancashire, this week (14 June) to present staff and pupils at Tor View School with a new Lord’s Taverners wheelchair accessible minibus.
Tor View School is at the centre of Tor View Specialist and Learning Community catering for 160 children and young adults aged 3-19 with a wide spectrum of special educational needs ranging from moderate to profound and multiple learning difficulties, including meeting severe and complex learning needs.
The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will transport pupils to local educational visits and activities such as swimming, trampolining club and lessons at the dry ski slope. The new vehicle will also be used for residential trips which take place further afield, which are very important in developing the independence of the students.
This minibus has been made possible thanks to the support of players of the People’s Postcode Lottery (PPL). Players of PPL play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally, and their support of the Lord’s Taverners has helped provide the new minibus for Tor View School.
Principal at Tor View School, Angela Holdsworth, said: "As a Community Specialist School we are keen to give our young people every opportunity to develop a wider world view. All pupils are encouraged to fulfil their full potential by participating in a variety of different activities, many of which take place away from school. These physical and well-being opportunities are so important for our young people and having suitable transport is key to accessing them.’
‘This is where the support of the Lord's Taverners has been greatly appreciated and, in these challenging financial times for schools, a new accessible minibus is fantastic. Put quite simply, we could not have afforded to fund a new vehicle ourselves and I have no doubt that our students will benefit enormously from the charity's generosity. We would also like to extend our thanks to our School friends group, Friends of Tor View, who raised the school contribution which enabled us to access the Lord's Taverners funding. On behalf of us all at Tor View, our sincere thanks go to all concerned.”