It was back to school for a party of Winslow Masons recently who attended the presentation of a specially adapted minibus at Furze Down School.
Masons from the Eliot Hall Masonic Centre in Winslow, Representatives of The Buckinghamshire Masonic Centenary Fund and The Lady Taveners gathered together to hand over the minibus to the school, situated on the edge of the town.
Furze Down School, which has over 100 students with complex Special Educational needs between the ages of 2 and 19, admits students from a wide area of Buckinghamshire. The new minibus has special adaptations to enable wheelchair users to have access to it including a lift to the rear entrance doors and seats which can be reconfigured to allow several wheelchair users to travel securely. Previously, such students would have to travel separately from their more able- bodied classmates when out on trips and visits.
Despite the inclement weather the students enthusiastically gathered for photographs during the handover to their Headteacher, Alison Rooney. This was followed with a lively assembly in which the students thanked those present and all those who had worked to make it possible. The children had also made cards to express their appreciation which were presented to representatives of Eliot Hall and the Centenary Fund.