Pupils from 5th and 6th class recently took a trip through the town of Moate to experience the challenges people with disabilities face when trying to navigate certain parts of the town. This ‘access aware audit’ was organised by Cllr. Frankie Keena with the Athlone Access Awareness group. Using wheelchairs, rollators, walking aids and a scooter the boys really got a feel for how difficult it can be to simple daily tasks in the town. The students also experienced what is is like for a person with a visual impairment to get around the town. Through this audit the boys found that there is a lack of dished kerbs, the sound at the zebra crossing needs to be louder and some of the disabled toilets need to be larger to accommodate power wheelchairs. The boys will present their findings to Westmeath Co Co with recommendations to help make Moate a more accessible town.