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Hop on! School opens new library bus for pupils

PUBLISHED: 12:02 29 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:07 29 April 2019

The teaching staff at Mattishall primary dressed up as their favourite book characters to celebrate the opening of the library bus. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

The teaching staff at Mattishall primary dressed up as their favourite book characters to celebrate the opening of the library bus. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

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After 18 months of hard work and anticipation, one Norfolk primary school is celebrating the opening of its exciting new learning space.

Alice, Freddie and Billy, dressed up like hogwarts students, reading Harry Potter outside their new library bus. Picture: Ella WilkinsonAlice, Freddie and Billy, dressed up like hogwarts students, reading Harry Potter outside their new library bus. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Mattishall Primary School opened its library bus on Friday, April 26, after books could no longer be stored in the old library unit due to the roof falling into disrepair.

The bus has been decorated with an underwater theme downstairs and a Norfolk theme upstairs.

It has also been fitted with air conditioning and a digital screen.

Tony Chapman, the school's headmaster, said: “It's a really calm space for children to go and it's a really positive thing. We might even have a few staff meetings on it.

Lilly, Alice, Freddie, Billy and Issac from Mattishall Primary, with their library books from the bus library. Picture: Ella WilkinsonLilly, Alice, Freddie, Billy and Issac from Mattishall Primary, with their library books from the bus library. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

“Our own staff decorated the bus. They have been working on it for 18 months and the pupils have been really excited to get on it.”

The bus has been donated to the school by Konect. A spokesperson said: “It is a real privilege to be able to see the life of our buses extended in such a positive and worthwhile manner.”

William, Lucas and Harry from Mattishall Primary, enjoying their new library bus. Picture: Ella WilkinsonWilliam, Lucas and Harry from Mattishall Primary, enjoying their new library bus. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Ollie and Jessica from Mattishall Primary School, enjoying the new library bus. Picture: Ella WilkinsonOllie and Jessica from Mattishall Primary School, enjoying the new library bus. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

The teaching staff at Mattishall primary school with the representitives from Konect Bus, who donated the bus, and the CEO of Synergy Trust. Picture: Ella WilkinsonThe teaching staff at Mattishall primary school with the representitives from Konect Bus, who donated the bus, and the CEO of Synergy Trust. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

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