Schools supporting Daft as a Brush

Schools are central to the success of Daft as a Brush in our local communities and with a long history of working together, our school partnerships have seen local schools adopt ambulances, sing at concerts, and one group of children even witnessed Fish and Chips being delivered by helicopter.

At the heart of the partnership is our highly successful ambulance adoptions, where schools adopt an ambulance and the children then design the rear of the vehicle, ultimately seeing their designs bringing smiles to the faces of our patients and the public.


Ambulance adoption is just one part, we also offer;

• Educational, fun assemblies and presentations
• Invitations to special events e.g. carol singing at hospitals, bulb planting at Daft as a Brush House
• Participation and support with school fairs
• A ‘Teachers Pack’ containing educational and fun resources for Key Stage 1 & 2

As our service continues to grow, new schools are regularly joining the Daft as a Brush family and supporting us in promoting our service within the community. Schools who have ambulance adopted include:

• Whitburn Primary School, Sunderland – “The Whitburn Warrior”
• Gosforth School Trust – “Gosforth Guardian”
• Barmston Primary School, Washington – “Busee Bee”
• Sele First School, Hexham, Northumberland – “Sele’s Wheels”
• Alston First School, Cumbria – “Alston Allstar”

Watch our video about schools and Daft as a Brush

Can your school adopt a Daft as a Brush Ambulance?

We would be thrilled if your School were to consider adopting an ambulance – Think of a catchy name and your schoolchildren get all creative by drawing or painting colourful pictures for the back.

There is absolutely no charge to your school. Our charity covers the design, printing and application costs of the vinyl graphics onto the ambulance. Each school can present their own ideas, perhaps your schools location or a topic that inspires the children’s imagination. the sky is the limit!

It’s a wonderful way of engaging with local schools and communities, for further information please contact us.


For a schools presentation to teachers and children, please contact us!