Mark Alleyne presents wheelchair accessible minibus to Crowdys Hill School
Former Gloucestershire and England all-rounder, Mark Alleyne, was on hand to present a new wheelchair accessible minibus to staff and parents of Crowdys Hill School, Swindon, on behalf of the Lord’s Taverners this week (16 October).
Crowdys Hill School is a special needs school catering for 203 students aged 4-19 with moderate and complex learning and medical needs including autism, ADHD, diabetes and cerebral palsy.
The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will gave the school’s pupils much greater access to the local community, give them more opportunities to take part in work experience regardless of their disability and these experiences will ensure they will learn vital life skills that prepare them for life beyond Crowdys Hill School.
Crowdys School Headteacher, Mags Clark, said: "We are immensely grateful to the Lord’s Taverners, for their support in purchasing this minibus at such an exciting time in our school’s development.
‘I know that the Taverners look to give young people a ‘sporting chance’ and this resonates with our own belief that we are here to provide Learning for Life. Our Sixth Form opened last year with a very clear vocational remit – as such it is essential that we are able to support our students in developing their life skills, by ensuring that they are able to experience a range of sporting and social activities within their diverse curriculum.
‘For us, this bus allows our students to get out and about without constraint. Our young people have a range of special needs and disabilities that mean some cannot easily use public transport so this bus will make a huge difference.”