All aboard! School aim to buy £10,000 bus to convert into classroom

All aboard! School aim to buy £10,000 bus to convert into classroom

by Tom Martin (April 2021)

Staff at a Southport primary school have launched a fundraiser so they can buy  a double decker bus and convert it into  a unique classroom for their pupils.

A £10,000 online fundraiser has been set-up by Marshside Primary School, on Elswick Road, so they can purchase a bus.

They will then transform the vehicle into a “working space” for pupils and also offer it to the wider community.

Marshside Primary School Headteacher, Natasha Sandland, said: “We are aiming to buy and kit out a double decker bus for the children and local community to use, in a variety of ways. 

“As a school we are heavily focused on Mental Health and Wellbeing at the moment, and the addition of a meeting space for the local community where we are able to run mental health projects as well as an exciting space for our children would be amazing for the school and local community.

“We are hoping local businesses and local people might be able to help by donating towards our fundraising, and towards kitting the bus out.

“At Marshside Primary we are incredibly lucky to have such fantastic school grounds but we need to create more space for learning opportunities and also to share with our community.

“This is where we would like to purchase a bus which we will convert into a working space for our children and also for use of our families and community.

“The idea is that the bus will be a fabulous space to read and go on learning journeys for our children, but we will be able to loan our bus to our community for project work and a meeting space.

“Our community is incredibly important to us at Marshside Primary and we would like to invite them into our space.

“We want to reach out and work together to develop relationships and ensure that our neighbours are cared for and made to feel valued members of our community.

“The bus will be bespoke to our community's needs and aims to enhance the lives of our children by building bonds with our community and giving them unique experiences.”

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