Help us make Mayfield Primary School’s reading bus a wonderland of words
PUBLISHED: 05:10 09 July 2017
Iliffe Media Ltd
Primary students Michaela, Phoebe, Aylin and Cathy explain their school’s £8,000 appeal to revamp its reading bus.
Children at Mayfield Primary School in Cambridge have become journalists and fundraisers for the past few weeks to help raise money to redecorate their school’s reading bus.
The youngsters need to raise £8,000 to cover the outside of the double-decker with designs which have been produced by pupils at the Warwick Road school.
The bus will be completely recovered in the designs, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which the children have created and drawn themselves.
The bus is currently situated in the school playground and is used as a library where children can read with their friends.
Michela, a Year 5 pupil, said: “I think that if we decorate the bus into something that looks better, then children at the school will feel like they are being transported into the world of Alice in Wonderland, which will be amazing.”
Phoebe, Year 5, said: “I struggle with reading, like so many children here, so if our bus looked nice it would make me want to go inside it and then I would read more.”
Cathy, also in Year 5, said: “I have recently moved here from China and so the reading bus is a new thing for me. I would love it if it looked nice as it would make me want to read inside it.”
The school has set up an online fundraising page at hubbub.org/p/mayfieldreadingbus where anyone can donate to the project.
The children are using the hashtag #readinbus to generate support for the project on social media and hope that famous authors will donate books they have written as well as tweet to show their support for the project.