April 19, 2018 11.13 am This story is over 44 months old

Disabled Boston children finally take school trip thanks to funding

A longed-for trip was finally made possible.

A special school in Boston took its pupils on a long-awaited space and science trip after being awarded funding to hire a fully-accessible coach.

John Fielding Special School on Ashlawn Drive in Boston were awarded £500 for a Jumbulance coach by the Institute of Physics to transport their pupils, who have a range of disabilities, to Eureka, The Nation Children’s Museum in Halifax on Tuesday morning.

The school provides a differentiated curriculum to meet the unique needs of its pupils with severe learning difficulties and other impairments, but it is restricted in providing field trips any further afield than Boston.

The long-ed for trip was made possible thanks to funding for their accessible transport.

With two of the school’s classes focusing on a ‘Space and Science Project’ the teachers wanted to give their pupils an experience to remember.

The Jumbulance, which is a high spec coach with large changing facilities, a kitchen and wheelchair access, was hired to take the pupils on their fun two-and-a-half hour journey to the science museum.

Pupils from John Fielding Special School enjoying their recent science trip.

Head of School Richard Gamman said: “It simply would not have been viable to take our group of children with complex health and care needs so far without the Jumbulance. At the museum itself the exhibits and activities engaged the children throughout the visit. The trip was a great success.”

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