New minibus to open up opportunities for young people in Newcastle
Representatives of the Lord’s Taverners were on hand yesterday to present staff and pupils at Hadrian School in Newcastle with a brand new specially adapted minibus on behalf of the charity.
Hadrian School caters for 150 pupils aged 2-11 years with a range of needs including complex, severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties. All of the children at the school have a statement of special educational needs.
The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will be used to take pupils on educational visits to support the curriculum such as museums, Hadrian’s Wall, art galleries and theatre trips. The minibus will also be used to enable children to attend residential field trips, after school clubs and a Saturday play scheme.
Martin Stokle, Deputy Headteacher, said: “We’re delighted to receive our brand new adapted minibus from the Lord’s Taverners and the children are very excited at the prospect of using it. The number of pupils we have with very complex health and medical needs has risen significantly in recent years and we have struggled to facilitate whole classes of children being able to access community activities together due to lack of appropriate transport. We are incredibly grateful to all those who support the work of the Lord’s Taverners who have made it possible for our children to enjoy the opportunities the new minibus will provide us with for many years to come.”