Hard-working George is in the driver’s seat

PUBLISHED: 13:00 17 July 2012

George takes a ride in the driver's cab

George takes a ride in the driver's cab


WITCHFORD schoolboy George James was given a dream ride in train driver’s cab as reward for his remarkable progress at school.

George is a Year 7 pupil at The Cabin, a small unit that provides help and support for eight students on the autistic spectrum, primarily students with Aspergers Syndrome.

Staff at The Cabin work one-tone 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 between Cambridge and Bishop’s Stortford was arranged for George by operator Greater Anglia to reward his hard work and the good progress he has made with his school work since joining.

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.”

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