A sporting chance: new facilities at Riverside School

PUBLISHED: 12:59 22 February 2011 | UPDATED: 18:55 20 February 2013

Scott Jared (Riverside) with Derek Underwood, Duncan Ingram (BT), Sue Crane (Riverside) and pupils

Scott Jared (Riverside) with Derek Underwood, Duncan Ingram (BT), Sue Crane (Riverside) and pupils

Kent CCC captain Rob Key was joined by Ashes-winning teammate Geraint Jones and former Kent and England spinner Derek Underwood to officially open a new £23,000 sensory room for young people with disabilities and learning difficulties...

Kent CCC captain Rob Key was joined by Ashes-winning teammate Geraint Jones and former Kent and England spinner Derek Underwood to officially open a new 23,000 sensory room for young people with disabilities and learning difficulties at Riverside School in Beckenham.

Riverside, which caters for 180 students aged from four to 19 with a range of sensory impairments, is the latest school to benefit from the partnership between BT and The Lords Taverners, the charity whose objective is to give young people, particularly those with learning disabilities, a sporting chance.

The two organisations are investing 400,000 over three years to install 12 new multi-sensory areas that will enhance the lives of youngsters with learning disabilities across the UK.

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