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We are giving away up to six Yellow School Buses
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Up to 6 of TfGM’s current Yellow School Bus fleet are due to be decommissioned in July 2019,

We opened up an opportunity for community interest groups or schools to apply for the opportunity to be gifted one of these vehicles. The applications have now closed. Please check back here for details of the winner and what they plan to do.


The success of last year

In 2018, Transport for Greater Manchester donated a previously decommissioned yellow school bus to Greswell Primary School in Denton. The project proved to be a massive success as the school successfully bid for lottery funding and used it to transform the bus into an outdoor library. The facility is used by both students and the wider community and has had an inspirational impact on many.

The donation came after two pupils, 11-year-old Mia Goodison and 11-year-old Louie Williams-Manby, wrote to TfGM asking for the bus on the basis that it would encourage more children to read.

John Cooper, Head of Greswell Primary School said: “The library bus has been a massive success for our school and has proved to be very popular, helping to inspire our children and raise the profile of reading and writing.

“This donation from TfGM was the biggest step on our journey and we are all extremely appreciative of the support they have given us.”

Transport for Greater Manchester Committee Chair, Councillor Mark Aldred, said: “Our yellow school buses are a fantastic service that allow children to get to school cheaply, safely and securely but, even when their life as a school service comes to an end, they can still be incredibly useful to communities.

“Greswell School set an inspirational example of what can be done with the buses and we’re looking for people to engage their creative sides and tell us how they can make use of their own donated vehicle.

“I look forward to seeing a variety of creative and community-spirited projects developing in the near future.