The I Can & I Am Bus
In 2020 I Can & I Am gratefully received a fully converted London double decker bus from the company Howdens. This enabled us to hugely step up our involvement with young people. The I Can & I Am team visit schools around the South West on the bus working with pupils and staff, providing valuable tools to help improve self-esteem maintain good mental health. Presentations from the I Can & I Am team are combined with pizza making and wellbeing workshops on the bus.
Our mission at I Can & I Am is to enable those we work with to recognise their own balloon and give them the tools to keep it inflated. The strength of this message is that it’s simple.
What happens on the bus?
The bus visits schools, charities, universities and businesses around the south west for one or more days. With a fully fitted kitchen downstairs and casual seating upstairs we provide a combination of hands-on baking followed by small group workshops. The baking sessions involve making bread or pizza – activities that stimulate a sense of togetherness and creativity. Small group workshops are run by our facilitators on the top deck of the bus.
Above all, everything is underpinned by fun, positivity, empathy, and passion for what we do. We are experienced and empathetic professionals who understand young people and how life can sometimes be difficult. Therefore, the emphasis is always on finding ways to move forward positively.
This one minute film demonstrates the impact a visit by the I Can & I Am bus can make.
A short video outlining what happens on board the bus