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Lancaster school’s bike club gets a brand new addition!

The Lancaster School in Southend used their Small Grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation to purchase a new accessible cycle for their bike club, to allow more students to take part in this fun after school activity.

Their £600 grant was used to purchase a hand-propelled accessible cycle. As the students have a range of complex needs, this new piece of equipment means bike club is accessible to all of those that may not have been able to attend in the past.

The students are now able to access the weekly club, joining their friends. All of the students enjoy being a part of this fun sport and getting the chance to interact with their friends outside of school.

The club encourages students to lead a more active lifestyle and the school has seen how this has had a positive impact on many of the students since it began. And now, with the new cycle, more students are able to take part too!

Most of the students at the school are transported by mini-bus, so having this extra-curricular activity offers an opportunity for friendships to thrive outside of lessons. The school has had lots of positive feedback from the students, who regularly come back and back again to the club!


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