I am a teacher. I love telling, and sharing stories with children.
When my children were little, they attended a Playbus, this was a play project based on a double-decker bus. We had many adventures and lots of fun with the bus. My story books have links to this involvement as well as adventures from my teaching career.
Following the first Jay-Jay story, based on the original Playbus, my daughter suggested I should write about some of the fun things we did with the bus.
The school holidays were a chance for the bus to offer playscheme play opportunities.
Over the summer, the Playbus would visit children around the town offering a safe place to play. Families, with children of all ages, would come along to explore and join in with the activities of the day.
Gloria, named after one of the Gatwick Airport Airbear mascots, was certainly a popular attraction and children would look forward to her visits.
Her story book arrived during 2020 lockdown, but did she get to have a summer of fun?
In fictional form, our Playbus lives on.
'A Spooky Tale' and 'The Christmas Play Rehearsal' have links to my teaching journey. A bus is always included somewhere.