New Minibus!

Spalding Special Schools receive new minibus from Lord’s Taverners

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The Priory School and The Garth School are thrilled to announce that they now have a brand new minibus in operation! 

Representatives of the Lord’s Taverners visited The Priory School in Spalding to present staff and pupils with the new wheelchair accessible minibus. 

Since 1976, the Lord’s Taverners has placed over 1,100 accessible minibuses across schools in the UK. The iconic Lord’s Taverners minibuses provide disadvantaged and disabled young people with the chance to engage with their local community by getting more access to the facilities on offer and build important life skills in the process.

The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will transport pupils across Spalding between both school sites throughout the school day and help pupils gain access to activities such as nature walks, horse riding and many other trips in the local community. Spalding Special Schools match funded Lord’s Taverners to fast track the mini bus through.

Daran Bland, Executive Head Teacher, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be receiving a new Lord’s Taverners minibus. It is vital to our pupil’s development and progress for them to be able to access their community and further afield. The minibus will be used daily and will provide us with the means to enrich learning and develop pupil confidence. We cannot thank Lord’s Taverners enough for their generous support to the schools.”

Paul Robin, Chief Executive of the Lord’s Taverners, said: “The Lord's Taverners believes that sport and recreation are essential for all young people, regardless of ability or background. This minibus will help both The Garth School and The Priory School pupils to get out and enjoy new places and experiences in Spalding. We are proud to support the staff, parents and young people at both schools.”

The new mini bus was put to work immediately and is transporting our young people to access the community and increase their independence, confidence and self-esteem.