A dusty old double decker bus parked outside in the sunshine. It is a light blue at the top with white and red at the bottom.

About Route 158

Fuelling interworld travel with your imagination. 

When a series of stones mysteriously appear in a primary school, pupils are unaware this is the start of an epic adventure. A travel company from another world is in peril, and urgently needs the children’s help.

Route 158 is our most ambitious primary school project to date. Running over two academic years pupils must guide the travel company to their school then help re-fuel their vehicle. From the outside, this vehicle seems like a dusty old double decker bus, but when the pupils step on board they realise their imaginations are more powerful than they thought possible. 

Part teacher-led adventure, part immersive theatre experience, Route 158 brings excitement, joy and celebration to whole primary  schools across the Royal Borough of Greenwich, using a compelling story to drive creativity in pupils. Teachers are given full control to use the experience as a springboard for creative teaching practice across the curriculum, however they choose. 

Route 158 is part of Immersive Learning Journeys, a three year project exploring the impact of long term engagement with immersive learning in primary schools, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation