Disabled young people in Scotland to reap rewards of wheelchair accessible minibus

28th Sep 2017
Disabled young people in Scotland to reap rewards of wheelchair accessible minibus

Redburn School in Cumbernauld were presented with a new wheelchair accessible minibus by Scotland Women's cricket vice captain, Kathryn Bryce, this week as a new set of wheels were put on the road for pupils in North Lanarkshire (Scotland).

Redburn School caters for 89 pupils with a wide range of complex and profound learning and medical difficulties. Each pupil is provided with a programme of therapy to meet his or her full potential. The school provides a safe and caring yet challenging environment in which each pupil is given the opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.

The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will enable pupils to arrive and return home from school in comfort and safety, as well as ensure that more children will get the opportunity to attend more frequent sports events and recreational activities outside of school. The chance to take the children into the local community will have a very positive influence on the pupils skills for learning, life and work.

Deputy Headteacher at Redburn School, Martin Burns, said: "We would like to offer our sincere thanks to all at the Lord’s Taverners for their donation of the minibus to Redburn School. This bus will enhance learning opportunities for our pupils as they develop skills for learning, life and work within their local community. These experiences are vital as we work with our young people in securing them a positive destination when they leave school. Such experiences would not be possible without the minibus.”

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