All aboard the Party Bus as teacher realises dream

Powerplay Party Bus
Powerplay Party Bus

A Kirkby Lonsdale teaching assistant has been transported into the business world through her love for children.

Cindy Power, 45, from Kirkby Lonsdale, launched the PowerPlay Party Bus this month, which aims to support childrens’ learning through play.

The senior teaching assistant at Vicarage Park School in Kendal, who has two children herself, said she had always wanted to set up a business involving children and fun, but was waiting to find the right idea.

She said: “PowerPlay Party Bus offers children and families a range of activities to enhance their skills, abilities, experience, confidence and self-esteem as well as having enormous fun in a clean, safe and secure environment.

“I wanted to create an imaginative and interactive environment for all children to explore and enjoy.”

Cindy used the Playbus Company to design and develop the interior of a retired double decker bus, which includes a slide running from top deck to bottom, interactive sound mat, ball pool, karaoke sound system and disco area and electronic destination board.

Cindy said the bus would be available for birthdays, weddings, events, shows, school visits and corporate events.

I found a fantastic company to do the bus conversion, The Playbus Company, and we worked together to design and develop the interior of my ideal playbus. They then sourced a retired double decker bus and the conversion began.

Birthdays: the party that comes to you.

Weddings: let us entertain the children while you enjoy the reception and speeches.

Events, shows, school visits, corporate events, we cover it all….

During the creation of PowerPlay Party Bus I have had fantastic support from Kendal College. I needed a business website and social media advice, The Creative Team agreed to take this on as a project and went above and beyond.. we shared ideas and they created my characters, designed the bus graphics as well as creating the website, social media pages and training me how to use it all. I have been very lucky!