Fleet of miniature buses gets overhaul to deliver books

A Brighton and Hove bus is being put into service to deliver books to Mile Oak Primary School.

MileOakBookBusesPic1A Brighton and Hove bus is being put into service to deliver books to children at Mile Oak Primary School.

The miniature wooden bus is one of a fleet of four originally created by Peter Coleman, a friend of the school. It has been renovated for the school by engineers with by Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company.

As part of its revamp it has been painted in the company's livery - and given working lights and a display board. Another is being named after Mr Coleman, who died in 2011.

Two of the buses will be presented to the school today (Friday) at a celebratory event attended by Mr Coleman’s widow, Anne, by representatives of the bus company, and by Michaela Morgan, the author and the school's reading patron.

MileOakBookBusesPic2 MileOakBookBusesPic3Sam Heselden, a bus driver and a parent at the school, has led the initiative - along with Martin Cooper, the school's deputy head.

Mr Cooper said: “The buses are spectacular and I look forward to seeing the faces of the pupils when they are presented with them.”