PPL support helps provide Wythenshawe youngsters with new minibus

5th Oct 2017
PPL support helps provide Wythenshawe youngsters with new minibus

Representatives of the Lord’s Taverners were in Wythenshawe, Manchester last week (28 September) to present staff and pupils at Piper Hill Specialist Support School with a new wheelchair accessible minibus.

Piper Hill Specialist Support School caters for over 140 young people aged 12-18 with complex and multiple learning difficulties as well as pupils with acute medical needs, diagnosis of autism, physical disabilities and challenging behaviour associated with these conditions.

The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will help the school to offer a more varied and accessible learning experience for all of their students and help them learn vital life skills that cannot be learnt in a school environment. There are a variety of activities that will now be available in the local area thanks to the new minibus. These include swimming, residential trips and work experience.

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 Piper Hill School.

Teacher at Piper Hill School, Robin Anthony, said: “With help from the Lord’s Taverners, the doors the new minibus will open, really will enrich our students lives and education here at Piper Hill Specialist Support School. Accessing our local community is so important to help develop skills from a classroom base and further develop our work experience for our students.”

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