Specially adapted minibus for Rugby youngsters
Tim Graveney was on hand to present young people at Quest Academy in Rugby (Warwickshire) with a new specially adapted minibus on behalf of the charity this week.
Quest Academy is part of MacIntyre Academies Trust – a multi academy trust for special schools and specialist alternative provision. Quest Academy only opened this September and will be educating up to 80 young people aged 9-19 who have an autistic spectrum condition and/or social, emotional and mental health needs.
The new 17-seat minibus will make a huge difference to the Quest Academy students as it will enable them to get out and about in the local community in a safe and secure way whilst experiencing other learning environments and practicing engaging and interacting with people locally. The minibus will also be used to take pupils to sports facilities such as the local swimming pool and leisure centre.
Principal of Quest Academy, Nicola Wells, said: "We are very grateful to the Lord’s Taverners for this generous contribution. As we begin a new journey for these young people and their families, having this minibus will be a great help to us. We will be using the minibus regularly to enhance the experiences that the pupils receive. Thank you.”