A double decker bus that was trashed and burgled by vandals has finally been refurbished to become much needed space for a primary school.

Holy Trinity Lamorbey CofE Primary School in Sidcup held a grand opening for the double decker bus which has been illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake - and turned into a library.

The renovation took five months, and was led by PTA member and parent Laura Blanchard.

The bus was wrecked by vandals who broke into it - ripping up books and causing damage to the interior back in October.

Karen Joy, chair of the PTA, said to News Shopper at the time: "It's not just the damage but the waste of people's time and effort making it safe and nice in time for the opening."

The bus has now been officially opened by Bexley Mayor councillor Peter Reader, who revealed the iconic artwork of children's illustrator Sir Quentin Blake who agreed to decorate the bus.

Pupils will use the bus, which can a class at the time, as a library and it will be opened at break times for the kids to enjoy.

A spokeswoman for the PTA said: "Without the generosity of amazing companies, organisations and individuals, this project would not have been possible, and we are truly thankful and blessed to have had such support from our local community.

"We are certain the children will continue to adore their beautiful and unique reading space, and it will undoubtedly help to expand their passion for reading, stimulate their imaginations and increase the thirst for knowledge in children now, and in years to come."

The companies involved in the renovation included Wiltshire Farm Foods in Sidcup, Travis Perkins, and the Freemasons - who donated following the break in.

The bus, bought from Yorkshire, was officially opened following the break in setback on January 11.