PPL funding helps provide new minibus
Mayfield, a SEN School in Handsworth, Birmingham, received a boost last week (10 Nov) in the shape of a brand new specially-adapted Lord's Taverners minibus. Thanks to funds donated by the players of the Postcode Lottery, this new minibus will replace their existing one and give more chances for the young people to get out into the community.
Mayfield School educates 254 pupils aged 3-19 with a range of learning difficulties, as well as pupils on the autistic spectrum. The school educates pupils who have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties. All pupils at the school have a statement of educational needs.
The new 15-seat specially adapted minibus will be used to facilitate a wide range of learning opportunities for their pupils including visits to museums, local parks and trips into the local community. It will be used to run both Easter and Summer play-schemes which provide a chance for pupils to take part in fun activities outside of curriculum learning.
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 Mayfield School.
Sue Bainbridge, Headteacher at Mayfield School, said: “We are delighted to be supported by the Lord’s Taverners and will make excellent use of the new minibus. The children and young people at Mayfield school enjoy practicing the skills they have learned in school by going into the community. The bus will mean that we have more opportunities to visit a wider range of venues and will support parents and families by preparing our pupils for a full life in their own neighbourhoods.”