Witley Jones partner with Kings Hawford School on innovative school bus library project
Over the summer months, Witley Jones Furniture worked in partnership with Kings Hawford School to transform a double decker bus into a school library space.
The idea came from the Headteacher at the school, Jim Turner, while he was brainstorming ideas for a way to create a dedicated library space for his students, whilst tackling the issue of lack of space.
It was after coming across other schools who had carried out similar projects that he decided to bring the double decker bus to Worcestershire, to repurpose it into an exciting and interactive environment.
Witley Jones began work transforming the bus and worked in close partnership with the Headteacher and the school, to ensure the design of the furniture met their exacting requirements.
“It was essential that the design needed to be in-keeping with the bus. We didn’t just want to put shelves in and call it a Library Bus. Witley Jones Furniture worked closely with us to shape the project; the team at Witley Jones grasped the idea and concept immediately.” commented Jim Turner, Headteacher, Kings Hawford.
“The bespoke design of the furniture and installation was a seamless process. Having worked with them previously we knew that they were a professional local company with a great reputation.”
This innovative project is a great way to create an engaging and exciting learning space where students can thrive.
“We are delighted to have been invited to work on such an innovative project for a school that is local to us in Worcestershire. Converting a double decker bus is certainly a unique project that we hadn’t encountered before, it was important that the interior and furniture was in-keeping with the bus and colour scheme where possible.” commented Matt Jones, Director, Witley Jones Furniture.
If your school would be interested in creating a unique and quirky learning environment for your students, get in touch with Witley Jones.