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A City Red bus in Southampton, Hampshire
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04 Jul 2019

Students inspect City Red bus

First Southampton recently gave some special needs students from Eastleigh College in Eastleigh, Hampshire, the opportunity to look inside one of its City Red buses.

Eastleigh College’s Supported Learning Department provides services to a large number of Southampton students with special educational needs, including the development of independent travel skills.

During the event, teachers and students had the opportunity to put their questions to staff, with topics covering everything from bus maintenance to career opportunities.

Sharon Baxter, programme area manager at Eastleigh College, said: ‘This is a core aim for our Supported Learning Department: to encourage learners to develop their independence skills and to work towards employment. Developing the skills to travel independently is essential for this. …’

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