Essex school pupils witness unveiling of library bus

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School pupils from Buttsbury Infant School in Billericay, Essex have celebrated the arrival of a new library bus.

The vehicle, which is now parked just outside the school grounds, has been designed to provide the youngsters with an ‘inspiring place’ to read, write and create artwork according to the Basildon Standard. [wlm_nonmember][…]

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In a further benefit, the bus will free up space inside the school, enabling larger group sessions to be held.

The launch of the bus came one day after World Book Day, with the school delaying its celebration of that event to coincide with the unveiling.

Melissa Shelley, co-chair of the school’s parents association, commented: “We wanted the children to be inspired by their visits to the bus.

“There’s lots on board, not just books, but zoned areas where they can do bird-spotting, record the weather or sit on the bean bags for story-telling sessions.

“There are clipboards for our budding artists, poets and authors to use and the bus is adorned with flowers and artwork to stimulate the kids’ imagination.”

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