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Keynsham school leisure boost for disabled children

Leisure facilities at a Keynsham school are set to be improved for disabled youngsters who have short breaks there.

The Lansdown building and outdoor space at Wellsway School will be refurbished using a government grant of £55,000.

Improvements have been made after parents of disabled children expressed the need for holiday provision.

Cabinet member (Lib Dem) Nathan Hartley said: "This project will positively enhance the opportunities for disabled children and young people."

The building has room for 15 disabled people each day and is designed to give young people a break from their families.

Changes will include creating an outside play area and new toilet facilities inside the building.

The government money has come from the Department for Education's Aiming High for Disabled Children programme.

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