All Saints Academy Plymouth is celebrating the arrival of a double deck bus on campus, which has been kindly donated by Plymouth Citybus – one of its industry partners.
“The bus provides us with the perfect balance of storage and workspace,” says All Saints’ art teacher Emma Vinnicombe. Together with their students, staff have already begun the journey of adapting and transforming the vehicle into an A Level art studio. “The gift is such a fantastic boost for our art department and will be a wonderful asset for years to come,” she adds.
Yr. 13 student Liam Brooks who is studying art and photography will be just one of those set to benefit from the extra creative space to work on his stunning large scale sculptures: “The art bus will give me an opportunity to experiment with a wider range of materials. Being in a space away from the classroom will also allow me to express myself and to think more creatively. I am ecstatic that we are lucky enough to have this opportunity and incredibly thankful to Citybus!”
Mark Collins, Head of Commercial & Marketing, Plymouth Citybus, said: “Community is important to us and we’re always looking for ways we can help inspire the next generation. This is a great use for one of our buses that has come to the end of its life on the road and we hope the students can really benefit from having such a different workspace.”