George Takes a Ride of a Lifetime

Friday, 13 July 2012

Train operator Greater Anglia recently arranged a unique opportunity for school boy George James, on Thursday 12 July George was given an exclusive cab ride between Cambridge and Bishop’s Stortford.

George James is a year 7 pupil at The Cabin, a small unit that provides help and support for 8 students on the Autistic Spectrum, primarily students with Aspergers Syndrome. Staff in the Cabin work one to one with the students and help them to access mainstream lessons within Witchford Village College. Students are given help with life skills and are encouraged to be independent, helping them to go on, succeed and pursue their goals with confidence.

The exclusive cab ride was arranged for George to reward his hard work and the good progress he has made with his school work since joining The Cabin.

Ann Fazackerley, teacher in charge of The Cabin said: “We’d like to say a really big thank you to Greater Anglia for arranging this cab ride for George; it has meant the world to him and will really help in positively reinforcing the progress he has been making since joining The Cabin.”

Greater Anglia Driver Manager Steve Ball said: “We were pleased to arrange a trip out in the cab for George, he has a great enthusiasm for the railway and I hope this exclusive journey with Greater Anglia has inspired him and will help build his confidence moving forward.”