Off-road adventure for Castle Hill pupils

Castle Hill Students Enjoy Off-roading experience

A group of Sixth Form students from Castle Hill School in Newsome, which caters for children with special needs, enjoyed an off-roading experience at Farnley Estates, courtesy of Molten Rock.

Julia Cox, from Bedfordshire-based Molten Rock brought along a Boma7 All Terrain Wheelchair, which is designed especially to make the outdoors accessible for all. She said:

“It’s often difficult for people in wheelchairs or those with limited mobility to access the countryside, but the Boma 7 gives them that freedom. It’s also great fun for everyone to try.”

The Boma7 is battery powered and can be controlled by the user or by a carer, either directly or remotely up to approximately 100m.

Castle Hill School students Jessica, Hamzah, Sabrina, Ben and Aliyy took part in the visit to Farnley Estates. Although none of the children use a wheelchair, they thoroughly enjoyed their off-road adventure. It was also a useful trial for the school and it’s hoped that more experience days will be held in the summer.

Sabrina couldn’t wait to have a go and was soon controlling the chair herself in the fields off Field Lane, Farnley Tyas. She announced:

“I don’t want to get off it ever! It’s so much fun, I’m proud of myself.”

Despite the cold weather, it was smiles all around at the end of the day.

 

Pictured from left to right:

Jessica, Hamzah Hanif, Sabrina (in the Boma7), Ben and Aliyy