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Special pupils to enjoy fun day
10:09am Tuesday 29th May 2012 in News
PUPILS from Uplands School will join more than 1,000 youngsters with disabilities and special needs for a day out at Chessington World of Adventures today.
Each year, The Lady Taverners host a series of fun days for disabled pupils and their carers at venues across the UK, from theme parks to petting zoos.
To mark The Lady Taverners’ 25th anniversary, this year a record number of pupils from 39 special schools across the region have been invited to the theme park, an opportunity they would not otherwise enjoy.
Derrin Gill, director of The Lady Taverners, said: “The Lady Taverners believe that sport and recreation are essential for all young people, particularly those with special needs.
“Our fun days give youngsters with disabilities and special needs the opportunity to get out and enjoy new places and experiences and make new friends.
“We are proud to be able to support the staff, parents and young people of so many schools in our 25th year.”
The Lady Taverners is part of The Lord’s Taverners, the official charity of recreational cricket and the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity.
The Lady Taverners was formed in 1987 and has raised moer than £12m to give young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance.