Stagecoach double decker bus transformed into ‘quirky’ school library

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A library bus has been donated to Boughton Leigh Infant School in Brownsover by Stagecoach Midlands.

The double decker bus will be used as a by around 260 children at the school which was short of space and didn’t have a library.

Headteacher Andrew Moorcroft heard about a school in London using a bus as a library and contacted Stagecoach.

The bus, which was built in 1996, was taken out of service in September last year.

At the depot the bus, which has clsocked up 139,528 miles, was painted red and has most of its seats removed.

Those that were left were re-upholstered and re-positioned to allow for carpeted areas for the children to sit on.

The bus was delivered to the school before the end of term.

Mr Moorcroft said: “We are extremely grateful to Stagecoach Midlands. We could not have done this without their generous contribution.  

“We will be fitting out the interior of the bus with bookcases and cupboards, and will have a grand launch of the library bus later in the summer.  “We believe the bus will capture the imagination of the children, especially the boys, and encourage them to read more.

“The bus is quirky and different. We also plan to add an outside area for reading around the bus.” 
Steve Burd, MD of Stagecoach Midlands, said: “At Stagecoach we like to support communities, which we are part of, and we were delighted to be in a position to help Boughton Leigh Infant School. This has been a unique project, which will bring benefits to the school for a long time to come.” 
The bus was delivered to the school by Crouch Commercial Recovery, of Lutterworth.  

Adam Crouch, general manager, said: “We were very pleased to help Stagecoach and the school by transporting the bus free of charge.”