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THE LEARNING BUS

(London)

We will convert an old double decker bus into an inspiring learning space for the pupils of St Aidan’s primary school. The school is drastically short of space so The Learning Bus will benefit all students, but will also offer children with special learning needs some privacy for their one-to-one sessions.

Our goals:

  • PROVIDING POWER: The Learning Bus will need to be powered by the school's nursery building located next door to the playground. Experienced electricians will be required to oversee this, install power sockets and also convert the existing lighting.
  • ADAPTING/MODIFYING THE INTERIOR: The bus will have three different intervention spaces for learning. We will need to fund a carpenter, building materials and fabrics to help create these areas so that they are suitable for purpose.
  • ORGANISATION & RESOURCES: As this is a learning space it is essential that it is comfortable and functional. The remains of our budget will be used to furnish the bus, provide storage and stock the space with new IT equipment and other learning aids.
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How we will achieve our goals

We have already procured a bus for this project. The Community Award will allow us to renovate, adapt and modernise this vehicle to become a unique and exciting learning space. It will also allow us to provide new and state-of-the-art learning resources to aid teaching, something that existing budget cuts have completely ruled out.

Where the money will go

St Aidan’s is an Ofsted outstanding school bursting at the seams. It’s not unusual to find teaching sessions being held in corridors. This project will offer teachers a flexible learning space, privacy for children who have additional needs and an exciting and unique space for all members of the school to learn in. It will have a radical impact.

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  1. Posted on August 9, 2017

    Good luck!

  2. Posted on August 17, 2017

    What a fantastic project! Hope it is successful! B–)

  3. Posted on August 19, 2017

    Good luck Sam I hope you do well to help change the young people lives at your School and all the great work that can be done with the learning Bus

  4. Posted on August 22, 2017

    This project sounds as excellent as the provender the Head provides me with on my school visits.
    I hope that the funding bid is successful.
    John

  5. Posted on August 22, 2017

    It an amazing idea, best of luck!!

  6. Posted on August 25, 2017

    Good luck!

  7. Posted on September 1, 2017

    Glad to be on board with my vote. Hope it helps to turn your bid into a success !

    Best wishes

    Peter

  8. Posted on September 3, 2017

    Excellent use of a spare bus (and no diesel emissions). Bon courage and every success to all involved in the project.

  9. Posted on September 3, 2017

    Fantastic project that really deserves funding

  10. Posted on September 3, 2017

    Good luck with this project! Sounds much needed.

  11. Posted on September 4, 2017

    Space is so important for kids, hope you get the funding. James

  12. Posted on September 4, 2017

    Terrific project and good luck.

  13. Posted on September 4, 2017

    All The best :D!

  14. Posted on September 4, 2017

    This needs to happen – great idea

  15. Posted on September 4, 2017

    What a wonderful way to develop a child’s imagination and get away from the ever increasing virtual world they are forced to live in. Very best wishes for a successful outcome

  16. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Good Luck

  17. Posted on September 5, 2017

    What a brilliant project! I hope that this comes through for the children.

  18. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Good luck with the bus

  19. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Great idea. Hope this is funded, would be an amazing place for the kids to learn and be inspired.

  20. Posted on September 5, 2017

    What an amazing project and I am sure the children will be delighted by Sam’s hard work over the Summer holidays

  21. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Good luck with your project

  22. Posted on September 5, 2017

    best wishes

  23. Posted on September 5, 2017

    and good luck!

  24. Posted on September 6, 2017

    Good Luck St Aidans, just another great initiative from a wonderful school, well done and continued success

    Richard and Karen

  25. Posted on September 6, 2017

    Great project

  26. Posted on September 10, 2017

    Good Luck!!!

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