Lord’s Taverners provide 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. Most importantly, the minibuses provide transport to and from school.
Since 1976 the Lord’s Taverners have put over 1,050 accessible minibuses on the road across the UK.
The C.I.T. Trust Board, which is responsible for GANF Schools, match funded Lord’s Taverners to fast track the mini bus through. The sparkly new bus arrived at Sandon School on 15th July and was transporting pupils immediately. Both staff and pupils were thrilled!
Aaron Watts, Sandon Pupil, said, “I like all the seats in the new bus it means we can fit more of us in to go out together. I love the green colour too!”
Yvonne Wood, from Lady Taverners, “It has been an honour to visit GANF today and present the mini bus. Perhaps more importantly to meet some of the students and their very supportive staff. The atmosphere at Sandon is a very happy one, today has been a real pleasure.”
Paul Stevens, Principal of Sandon School, ““We have a fleet of 6 mini buses across the Fellowship and they are all in need of replenishing. It is a constant struggle to allocate school funds to best meet the needs of our pupils, so to have financial support from Lord’s Taverners for a new bus has been a tremendous help.
The new mini bus will enable our young people to access the community and so increase their independence, confidence and self-esteem. “
Pictured above: Jenny and Yvonne Wood - Lady Taverners, Paul Stevens - Principal of Sandon, Jenny Dier - TA with Sandon pupils.