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08 Jul 2019
Stagecoach East Midlands joined Baston Church of England Primary School on Friday to celebrate the launch of a new library bus, generously donated to the school by the bus operator.
The school’s existing library was too small for the children to enjoy and so, after being approached by the school’s PTA, Stagecoach East Midlands offered to supply the bus. Emma Bush, PTA Chair, said: “We want to help our children experience the joy of reading a wide, exciting world of texts in a place that inspires and motivates them.”
The launch of the bus was held at the school, with the Lincoln Stagecoach Operations Manager Shaun Clark in attendance. The event celebrated the completion of the library bus, which had been revamped by parents at the school and local village tradesmen with new leather upholstery, donated by ELeather in Peterborough. The bus is now a fantastic space for the school to keep their books, as well as providing areas for the children to sit and read.
Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “It has been brilliant to get involved with the school and help provide this space for the pupils. The bus has now found a new lease of life, and will be somewhere for the children to enjoy a good book. Stagecoach East Midlands are all about giving back to the community and we hope that this Library Bus will bring much happiness and learning to the students of Baston Primary School.”
Rebecca Mills, Headteacher of Baston CofE Primary School, added: "The Library Bus has created a real buzz about reading for the children and it has been wonderful to see the vehicle’s transformation into a creative space which will hold an exciting wealth of reading material for everyone to enjoy. The PTA, particularly its Chairperson - Mrs Emma Bush, has shown endless enthusiasm, dedication and tenacity in securing the funding and the very best quality of all aspects of the bus. I would also like to thank Stagecoach East Midlands for their support in helping us to provide our children with a life-long love of reading."
Photo caption (L-R): Shaun Clark, Lincoln Stagecoach Operations Manager; Rebecca Mills, Headteacher; Gemma Wright, Baston PTA; Emma Bush, Baston PTA Chair