Pye Bank Primary’s potting shed project

Pye Bank primary's potting shed

Story by Karen Stanley | Photos courtesy of Pye Bank CE Primary School

Pye Bank CE Primary were delighted to be picked by the Wickes DIY stores to take part in a community project. Supported by the team at Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) along with Phil from the Wickes Sheffield North store, ten children from Year 5 and Year 6 built a fantastic ‘Potting Shed’ to complement the school’s garden area.

In just one day the children measured, cut and put together a bundle of wood to create a wonderful ‘potting shed’ and to transform the garden into year round provision for the school’s curriculum growing projects.

All materials were provided by the Wickes store and the store manager Lindsay Donnelly visited the school to see the final results and said how delighted she was to support the school as part of their community work. She said she was keen to see the children getting involved and would look at ways to continue Wickes’ involvement with Pye Bank School.

To top off a fantastic week, the children were invited to attend the re-opening of the Wickes store on Rutland Road, helping the Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Gail Smith cut the ribbon to open the refurbished store.