Our Community Transport Service is used by our day and residential students at Camphill School Aberdeen.
This provides our students with access to local goods and services. This includes appointments (hospital, dental, therapy), training and work experience, and health/wellbeing, social and leisure activities (swimming, shopping, cinema), and day trips to local places of interest (e.g. forests).
To ensure this is accessible and meets the needs of all young people at Camphill School Aberdeen, this service is free and available all year round. There are a range of vehicle sizes and types, from 5-seater cars to 14-seater minibuses. Our on-site drivers make each journey bespoke for the student to ensure greater independence. For those with little or no verbal communication abilities, we use Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS).
Our aim is to phase out diesel and petrol vehicles with zero-emission vehicles, supporting our journey to net zero. We continue to seek funding to make this possible.
Davie, our bus driver, aka “Davie’s Diamond Service”, has transported hundreds of our students to school classes, vocational workshops, appointments, and facilities in the local community. His smile, great banter and patience ensures that our vehicles go the extra mile every day! We are delighted that Davie won Staff Member of the Year at the Celebrate Aberdeen Awards in 2022.