SCHOOL bosses who want to transform a bus into a library and learning space are looking for a designer to help them finally realise their vision.

The Mayflower Primary School, in Main Road, Dovercourt, has been home to a double-decker Hedingham bus for three years after it first pulled up in 2018.

Since then headteacher Liz Bartholomew and deputy Karen Wright have strived to renovate the vehicle and turn it into a state-of-the-art space for their pupils.

However, along the way they have encountered several difficulties, most notably the fact it was vandalised and had to be craned into a secluded courtyard for projection.


Not to be deterred from achieving their goal, the project is now very much back on track, much to the delight of the two school bosses.

“We want to transform the bus into a fantastic learning environment and library space for our children,” added Mrs Wright.

“So, we need to press ahead with the conversion itself now and need a design we can pass to builders and carpenters.

“All of this is being funded by fundraising and generous donations, not from the school budget.

“We are therefore trying to mitigate any costs so we can spend the largest proportion of this money on the actual renovations and construction itself.”

The school is now appealing to the generosity of a designer within the community who might like to help Mrs Bartholomew and Mrs Wright materialise their dream.


Mrs Wright said: “We are now trying to find a generous individual to assist us with this project which will have such a massive impact upon our pupils.

“We would like someone to offer their time and skills to meet with us and then to produce a 3D CAD design that we can show to builders and carpenters.

“In return, we would hope to be able to offer them further publicity and their name would be included on a large poster by the bus showing their contribution.”

To contact the school call 01255 502444 or email