St Helen’s CE Primary School are transforming a disused fuselage into their school library. Read more about this pioneering project here.

We all love a good book - reading can transport you to another world!

And for the lucky children of St Helen’s CE Primary School, it should soon be even easier for their imaginations to take flight in their new school library – located in an amazing, converted aeroplane!

Workers at Brabazon

The school – led by its inspirational headteacher Andy Spens – has bought part of a Bristol-built plane which they intend to transform it into a fantastic library for the school community. Their vision is to ignite children’s passion for reading and spark the imagination of the next generation of pioneers (and maybe even writers).

But having bought the plane, they need the funds to complete the fit-out works.

YTL Developments has donated £1,000 to fund some the furniture that will make this plane a place to inspire the next generation. But there is still a way to go and St Helen’s CE Primary School need your help on their fundraising mission and reach their target 0f £15,000!

St Helen’s CE Primary School encapsulates North Bristol’s rich aviation heritage throughout their school. Their schoolhouses are named after famous Bristol-built airplanes and their school mantra - ‘flying high’ – lies at the heart of their mission to drive excellence, enjoyment and achievement amongst all their pupils.

If you would like to contribute to this impressive project while protecting a piece of our local heritage – please donate through St Helen’s CE Primary School’s Just Giving Page – available online here.