Players of PPL help fund new minibus for Frome youngsters

12th Jun 2017
Players of PPL help fund new minibus for Frome youngsters

Representatives of the Lord’s Taverners were in Frome, Somerset, this week (12 June) to present staff and pupils at Critchill School with a new Lord’s Taverners wheelchair accessible minibus.

Critchill School provides a calm and aspirational learning environment for 50 pupils aged 4-19. The school educates pupils who have complex and multiple learning difficulties. All pupils at the school have a statement of educational needs.

The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will be used to facilitate a wide range of learning opportunities for their pupils including weekly horse riding, swimming and work related learning opportunities that are available away from the school site. The minibus will also help the school take pupils to county sporting events.

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 Critchill School.

Mark Armstrong, Headteacher at Critchill School, said: “We have very high aspirations and expectations for our pupils at Critchill School. We give them as many opportunities as possible so that, now and into the future, they will be able to make a contribution to the local community and to society as a whole. The minibus will be part of enabling our pupils to achieve this. We thank the Lord’s Taverners and People’s Postcode Lottery for their support of the school’s vision.”

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