New bikes boost for special school
Councillors in the Cramlington area have helped pupils of a special school get out and about by funding new bikes.
The town council and county councillors donated £3,000 to make sure that young people at Hillcrest School, which caters for children with complex special needs, benefit from eight bikes that came complete with helmets, water bottles and repair kits.
Jean Whisson, chair of Cramlington Town Council, said: “We’re delighted to support the staff and students at Hillcrest School.
“We hope young people enjoy using their new bikes for fun and exercise, as well of course for learning and developing their skills.
“The school does a tremendous job and thoroughly deserves the support of the council and the community.”
Hillcrest School headtea-cher Andrea Mead, said: “We are very grateful for the supp-ort from our local councillors.
“The bikes and equipment give a great opportunity for students to get involved in healthy outdoor activities and also learn how to maintain and fix them. I know they will be put to good, and constant, use.”
She added that the school strives to create “a community of learners where everyone feels valued in a welcoming, supportive and safe environment, based on unconditional positive regard”.