STUDENTS at Womaston School were very excited to take delivery of their new bikes at the start of term. The new bikes will be used as part of a new programme of activities centred around the schools exciting Adventurous Enquiry based curriculum, and will support their mission ‘Adventurous in Learning, Ambitious in Life’.
Students will begin their biking adventure by taking part in National Standards bike training sessions funded and delivered by Powys County Council. The school purchased the bikes and specialist trike from Clive Powell Bikes, Rhayader. Clive Powell will also be instructing the students in National Standards Training. He said ‘The students were really beaming when they saw their new bikes. I look forward to working with them in the near future and to see the bikes in action’.
MacIntyre Womaston School is a vibrant, warm residential school for experiential learning and development, situated in 20 acres of beautiful woodland on the border of Herefordshire and Powys. School principal Belinda Manning said "Our central philosophy is to see the individual rather than their disability with a focus on individual learning, building self esteem and confidence by achievement with skilled support."
The school has a track record of using a holistic approach to developing young people aged 11-19 with learning difficulties, autism and behaviour that challenges.