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Saturday, 01 November 2014

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Reading is just the ticket on Harrington bus

An old bus will be transformed into a reading zone for children at Beckstone Primary School in Harrington.

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SCHOOL BUS: Education support manager Debbie Cook and headteacher David Warbrick beside the double-decker bus which is being converted into a reading area

The double-decker bus will sit on the school’s main field.

It has been stripped of its seats and engine and will be fitted out with carpet, chairs, benches and bookshelves.

Beckstone’s education support manager Debbie Cook and headteacher David Warbrick spent weeks searching for a retired bus, which they could use as a place for the children to enjoy reading without any distractions.

It was prompted by a change in the National Curriculum which asked schools to provide areas for children where they could read for pleasure.

The bus, a late 90s model, was bought by the school from a bus company in Yorkshire.

Mr Warbrick said: “The views from the bus will be fantastic. Our students will be able to see the Isle of Man, Scotland and out to town from the top deck.

“We will ask children what types of books they will like and encourage them to bring their own to read.”

It is hoped that the project could be finished after half term.

Have your say

Amazing! I am sure it will be well used and will help to encourage reading for the pupils!

Posted by Mrs Johnston on 30 May 2014 at 20:14

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