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Baston Primary School library bus officially open after £39,000 fundraising project by the PTA

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Baston Primary School is discovering that its new library bus is just the ticket.

The official opening of the bus took place last Friday, featuring all those who helped.

Stagecoach East Midlands donated the bus, and the school PTA and local tradespeople revamped the bus to create a shiny new library, which will be parked in the school playground.

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.

PTA chairman Emma Bush 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 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.

Stagecoach East Midlands managing director Matt Cranwell 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 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."

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