Southbrook School is a special educational needs (SEN) school in Devon. Following an inspection in 2013, the school was set a challenge to improve its literacy and reading attainment. Alan Tilley, Assistant Headteacher of Southbrook School, explains that "reading and enjoying books is not always easy if you have a learning difficulty and often pupils have a very negative view of reading which was not helped by the school library being outdated".
Determined to provide a solution to the challenge, the school bought an old double decker bus and set about converting it into a fantastic library. They enlisted the talents of a local graffiti artist who was given free rein to transform the outside with his designs. Inside there are spaces to sit and read, while upstairs there are audiobooks and bean bags for pupils to quietly escape.