Students with special needs pave the way to set up their own community café

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A Derby school has set up its own student-led café in an effort to make up for a "real lack of opportunity" for students with special educational needs in the city.

With the help of their classroom teacher Tracey Fisher, the enterprising group of 11 students from the school in Breadsall Hilltop have started their own café.

Named the Salt and Pepper Café, Tracey said the idea was to provide an alternative work experience opportunity for adolescent students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs.

During her 21 year career as a teacher in Derby, Tracey said she has noticed a "real lack of opportunity" for students with disabilities to get any kind of

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