Hadrian School in Newcastle has been provided with a brand new specially adapted minibus by the Lords Taverners; the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports 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. 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.
Last year the Lords Taverners delivered 32 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses to schools, clubs and youth organisations across the UK. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord’s Taverners minibuses are based on the current Ford Transit model, with a diesel engine. The average cost to the charity of an accessible minibus is £52,500.
Applications will be accepted from schools/ organisations that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Please note that the Lords Taverners are unable to support schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children, or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems.
Applications to the programme can be submitted at any time and a reviewed at the end of each quarter.