THE CREATOR BUS

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WELCOME TO THE CREATOR BUS

The creator bus has been a dream of mine for a long time, for a number of years I have wanted to have the opportunity to teach kids the art of expression through creativity.

The creator bus is my way of fulfilling that dream.

Picture a bus, that has been completely stripped out from all of its seats and interior, and then re-designed and build into a fully functional, mobile workshop.

This traveling workshop is then brought around schools and facilities and used as a crafting classroom. Giving children the opportunity at a young age to try out and experience hands on old school maintenance, making and crafting.

various classes will consist of basic house maintenance such as, wiring a plug, changing a light bulb, re washering a tap, knowing the various service valves and fuses in a property etc.

Basic hand tool use, maintenance and sharpening along with what can be created and how to create by using the tools.

Safe use of power tools and again what they can be used for and the projects that can be created by them.

Plus many many more lesson ideas.

The plan

Well quite simply the my plan is to buy a bus, convert it and start teaching kids a fast as possible. But we all know its not always that simple don’t we?

A project like this takes a lot of planning and unfortunately money. I am a working father/husband of a large family so both time and money is not plentiful.

I have set myself a realistic goal of having the Creator bus up and running and teaching kids within 3 years. This sounds like a long time, but I have to be realistic with planning, for instance I can’t just quit my current job, but a bus, build it and get going. For a start I have to get the correct driving licence to drive such a vehicle, I have made the first step towards that and passed my provisional theory test, and am now planning the first lesson.

Once I have the licence to drive a bus the next step will be to purchase one and get it home ready for building. Then the fun will commence, I can’t wait to get building my mobile classroom, I intend to build as much as I can from up-cycled, recycled materials and design it in a way that it is fully wheelchair accessible. I want all children to have the chance to be creative in my classroom, that includes children with special needs.

Once the bus is complete, the next stage will be to get it passed as road worthy, insured and then booked into the first school. I am so excited for that day to come, but also know it won’t be tomorrow.

Reaching the starter line.

To reach the starter line and be able to achieve my dream, I am going to need help. All of my adult life I have been a proud man with the attitude of working hard for anything I needed. Rarely, if ever excepting charity and always trying to be the one helping others.

However, if i am to achieve this massive dream, I will have to be realistic, I am working an average job with an average wage, and am the only wage earner in the house.

The only way I am going to be able to achieve the goals is to work hard, be frugal with spending and except help when offered. Its time for me to put old school pride to bed, and start embracing the generosity of others that are more than willing to help.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

There are a few ways you can help right away, and an exciting fund raising maker auction being planned as we speak.

For now there is a Go Fund Me Page running to allow folk to donate as much as they can spare to the the creator bus fund.

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