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By Tonbridge Courier  |  Posted: November 02, 2012

PAINTING TEAM: Students from Tonbridge Grammar School add colour creatively to a primary school's library bus

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TEENAGERS have helped Horsmonden Primary School transform a double decker bus into a library.

Students from Tonbridge Grammar School tore up old shrubs and painted buildings to create a "road" leading to the bus, including an array of brightly-coloured shop fronts.

The unexpected assistance was thanks to the school's Giving Day, when pupils help out in local communities.

Efforts by the volunteers will enhance the Daimler Fleetline Atlantean bus, named WanDa, which is being converted into the school library and an extra teaching area.

Horsmonden head teacher Malcolm Hayes said: "WanDa is already in daily use for a variety of lessons.

"However, the area outside is still quite a way from its final decorative state, which will see it transformed into a street with shop fronts and secure fencing at either end, enabling children to enter a whole experience as they make their way to the library bus."

Mr Hayes revealed plans for youngsters to write to children's authors, requesting signed copies of books for a "Shelf of Fame" on the bus, where it is hoped photos and letters from the authors will also be displayed.

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