New wheels on the road for youngsters in Durham

17th Jan 2017
New wheels on the road for youngsters in Durham

Representatives of the Lord’s Taverners were in Durham this week (17 January) to present staff and pupils at Durham Trinity School & Sports College with a new Lord’s Taverners wheelchair accessible minibus.

Durham Trinity School & Sports College is a community special school which caters for 220 young people aged 2-19 with a wide range of special educational needs, including moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and communication disorders. All of the children at the school have a statement of special educational needs.

The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will be used to take pupils on educational visits and help them gain access to sporting activities. These activities include visits to museums, libraries and sports centres.

Rachel Grimwood, acting Head Teacher of Durham Trinity, said: "This new minibus will impact on all the pupils across the school as it will enable them to access sports activity without having to hire external transport. This new minibus will enable staff to extend the remit of what they do already by providing further activities in the community to engage pupils, access further sporting and recreational activities and help them develop life skills." 

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