WHO ARE YOU: Shepley First School, Shepley.
PROJECT: Storage unit for outdoor toys
PUPILS at Shepley First School have some great outdoor toys and sports equipment – but nowhere to store them.
Now they have turned to the Examiner’s Community Chest for help.
The school’s playground has been refurbished this year and a new storage container would round the improvement work off.
The work was designed by pupils from the school and was so good it secured a £5,000 playground improvements grant from Playgroup Partnerships, run by the charity Woolworths Kids First.
Pupils took on the roles of project managers, surveyors, designers, budget managers and market researchers.
School bursar Val Hollingworth said: “We used to have an old wooden shed to keep the toys in, but it was vandalised and then suffered storm damage. It finally collapsed.
“Ideally what we need is a weatherproof metal container in the schoolyard.’’
The shed was in such a state it was thrown in two skips to be taken away.
The weather had also damaged some sports equipment; the soccer balls had gone mouldy!
The play equipment is being stored in the school.
The container will be used to store play and sports equipment including goalposts, footballs and hockey sticks.
Thieves raided the old shed about 18 months ago and took all the equipment, but the new container would be padlocked and very secure.