HAWFORD BUS LIBRARY OPENING A GREAT SUCCESS
King’s Hawford School celebrated the official opening of their new double decker bus library recently with a special visit from the Gruffalo and Rev. Stuart Currie, Chaplain to the Bishop of Worcester. The day marked the end of the journey for the London Transport red double decker bus, which had worked across London for 15 years before retiring to Hawford as the new school library.
Parents, staff and children celebrated the opening of the bus by taking out the first book loans and then enjoying hot dogs and ice cream by the school’s tepee. Parents had raised £10,000 to buy and refurbish the bus, as well as have it driven up the M40 to its final home. Parents also donated over 450 books for the new library, which is open daily for the children to borrow books and sit on the bus seats while reading.
Jim Turner, Head of King’s Hawford, said, “The library is an exciting place for children to visit. They especially liked going upstairs to choose their books and enjoying the view from the top seats. The bus puts reading at the heart of our school.”