Pupils welcome new bus library thanks to Southern Vectis

Monday, July 03 2017

Bus Library © Viki Taylor

School children from St Helens Primary School welcomed the arrival of their new library last week - courtesy of Southern Vectis.

Members of the operations team delivered one of its buses on Friday 30th June, which will be filled with books and permanently placed at the school as a resource for youngsters in all years to browse and enjoy.

"We're always on the lookout for ways to help and support the local community here on the island - and this is a great opportunity to do just that," said Julian Rose, Southern Vectis depot engineer.

"The children are now busy designing the interior layout and the paint scheme for the outside of the bus, and we're looking forward to seeing their ideas. It's an absolute pleasure to be able to deliver them the bus."

Pupils welcomed the new arrival with a special celebration - including tea, cakes and music.

Jane Loader, headteacher at St Helens Primary School added: "We are so grateful to Southern Vectis for all the support they are giving us with our exciting Library Bus project. It is our dream to give all the children in the school - and in the wider St Helens community - a wonderful library filled with exciting and engaging books, and Southern Vectis is helping make this dream a reality."



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