Excitement over Spalding schools’ new minibus

Executive head teacher Darren Bland receives a special key from Chairman of Lincolnshire Lady Taverners Yvonne Wood. Staff and pupils from Priory and Garth look on.
Executive head teacher Darren Bland receives a special key from Chairman of Lincolnshire Lady Taverners Yvonne Wood. Staff and pupils from Priory and Garth look on.
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Students at two special schools in Spalding are looking forward to getting out and about much more thanks to a brand new minibus.

The youngsters from the Garth School and the Priory School received the bus from the Lord’s Taverners charity, which provides accessible transport for schools catering for young people with disabilities.

The iconic green minibuses enable schools to engage pupils in sporting and recreational activities and help them develop life skills such as visiting shops and interacting with people in the local community. 

Since 1976 the Lord’s Taverners have put over 1,050 accessible minibuses on the road across the UK.

The Spalding Special Schools cater for children with complex needs, between the ages of 3 to 19, and they match funded Lord’s Taverners to fast track the mini bus through. It arrived on Tuesday and will be transporting pupils immediately.

• More pictures in today’s (Thursday’s) Spalding Guardian.