New minibus heads to Hull
The Lord’s Taverners were in Hull last week (14 July) to present staff and pupils at Frederick Holmes School with a new wheelchair accessible minibus.
Frederick Holmes is an all age community special school for children and young adults from Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. The school caters for pupils with severe physical disabilities and those with profound multiple needs and aims to provide pupils with a curriculum which will maximise learning opportunities whilst enabling pupils to be as independent as possible so that they can take their place as active citizens in the community.
The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will give the school’s pupils vital access to the community. This will ensure pupils have the opportunity to interact and develop relationships with a range of less familiar adults and peers. It will also enable the school to offer a more exciting and engaging curriculum for the pupils to learn through.
Frederick Holmes School Headteacher, Barbara Ribey, said: “Frederick Holmes School community would like to thank the Lord’s Taverners for their very generous contribution towards our school minibus. We hope to be able to use this great asset to personalise our curriculum so that pupils can develop their independence skills through a routine of regular visits to shops, public spaces, community facilities and also an increased number of supported work environments.”