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Severndale benefits from cycles

05/12/2013

Severndale School in Shrewsbury is the latest setting in the UK which has benefited from inclusive cycles from Quest 88. An SEN school in the West Midlands, Severndale specialises in communication and interaction for children with moderate through to profound and multiple learning difficulties, aged between two-and-a-half to 19 years.

Amy Schofield, a class teacher and the Extended School Co-ordinator at Severndale, said: "We have over 300 SEN students who come from all over Shropshire, so keeping them engaged is essential for us. The bikes from Quest 88 have been integral to the students' development as they are so inclusive and they can all access and experience them on a daily basis. My students use them every Thursday afternoon and are always excited when they know it is their turn on the bikes - we absolutely love them!

"Martin and the team at Quest 88 are wonderful. They are hugely accommodating and have even come out to the school to speak to teachers and parents about the bikes. The visits have helped to raise awareness of the bikes for the parents and the fact that their children can use them no matter what level of disability they have."

Nikki Johnston, the mother of Madison, a little girl at the school, commented: "Madison absolutely loves using the bikes; they have been wonderful for her independence and confidence. She has hypertonia, so the bikes have helped immensely with her muscle tone also. I would definitely recommend them to parents of other children in a similar position."

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