Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Student News > Students practise their Mobility skills to London!

Students practise their Mobility skills to London!

With an early start on a Saturday morning, students along with the NCW Mobility department made their way to Worcestershire Parkway ready to catch the train to London Paddington.
29 Mar 2022
Written by Amy Woodward
Student News
students stood outside Worcestershire parkway station
students stood outside Worcestershire parkway station

Sixth Form students Sonali, Mustafa and Eben took a trip to London Paddington to practise and refine their Mobility skills.

With an early start on a Saturday morning, students along with the NCW Mobility department made their way to Worcestershire Parkway train station where they would catch the train to London Paddington. Students had booked rail staff assistance in advance for their departure!  

Prior to the trip, a member of staff from Great Western Railway (GWR) visited NCW to provide support and advice on preparing for a train journey and using GWR services. This session proved very useful for when students came to travel on the day!

Upon arrival at London Paddington, the group were met by rail staff and travelled by buggy to the passenger assistance area within the station.
Student explored the environment around the station looking at ‘landmarks’ and ‘sensory clues’ to assist with orientation.

They then travelled to the entrance of the London underground to speak with staff and learn how the underground can be accessed by someone who is vision impaired, and what assistance is available.

Eben said: “I did learn about the accessibility that they provide for the underground at the station.”

And of course – a trip to London Paddington wouldn’t be complete without a photo with Paddington Bear! 

Thank you to the generosity of GWR for donating train tickets, as well as a member of staff kindly taking the time to visit NCW.

Also thanks to staff at both London Paddington station and the London Underground. 

Sonali said: “I enjoyed the London trip because I got a chance to learn my way around Paddington station and what it looks like. I also got a chance to talk to the underground staff which I had never done before.”

Similar stories

Year 11 student Louisa has been busy in Chemistry looking at unknown compounds and how they can be identified through a series of tests. More...

Charlie with his First Class Award!

After completing his A-Levels in Spanish, English, Drama and Theatre Studies at NCW, Charlie went on to study BA (Hons) … More...

Amy with her peers posing for a photo outside of Gloucestershire Cathedral

Former student Amy left NCW in June 2022 and has just started her first year at the University of Gloucestershire studyi… More...

The completed tactile wall hanging, consisting of images of headphones, musical instruments, animals

Before the end of last term, the NCW Art Department were invited by VI charity VICTA to take part in an exciting, intern… More...

NCW students are stood with students of Mary Hare School, and Master Margaret Fitzsimons

In May, two senior students had the great honour of attending the May Court Dinner of the Worshipful Company of Lightmon… More...

Most read

On Sunday 2nd October a group of staff and students set off early in the morning to travel to London for the 2022 TCS London Marathon. More...

Amy with her peers posing for a photo outside of Gloucestershire Cathedral

Former student Amy left NCW in June 2022 and has just started her first year at the University of Gloucestershire studying Journalism. More...

Year 11 student Louisa has been busy in Chemistry looking at unknown compounds and how they can be identified through a series of tests. More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech