All trades chip in to build outdoor classroom at Knighton Primary School

During the first day of the construction of the outdoor classroom volunteers Martin Garrod, Rob Francis, John Caine, Roger Morris, Will Shaw, Rob Watts, Simon Dodd, David Fowler, Verity Barton, Tony Stephens and Nick Cornes.

During the first day of the construction of the outdoor classroom volunteers Martin Garrod, Rob Francis, John Caine, Roger Morris, Will Shaw, Rob Watts, Simon Dodd, David Fowler, Verity Barton, Tony Stephens and Nick Cornes.

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WORK has started on an outdoor classroom at Knighton primary school. The classroom is being built entirely by volunteers from the community and all the materials being used except for the shed (bought by the school) have been donated. Work done so far includes making a path to the classroom, erecting the shed and a wall and the framework on the sheltered area. The building of the classroom has been supervised and coordinated by local builder and dad of one of the children at the school Tony Stephens of S Stephens and Son. He has worked closely with teaching assistant at the school Vanessa Gibbons who gave up her Saturday to help make food and drinks for the workers. Volunteers on the first stage of the project included stone layer Nick Cornes, builder Rob Watts, glazier roger morris, mechanic Dave Fowler, John Caine of Teme Tyre Service, tree feller Simon Dodd, Will Shaw, Martin Garrod, Matt O'Rourke, Anne Dodd, Sue Beech, Verity Barton and materials or donations were given by local businesses Latharge Tarmac, Haulage by Mark Herrits and Craig Morris, Bucknell Nurseries, D A Vaughan, J A Francis and Kington Building Supplies. Most of the volunteers are parents but others have had children at the school, have children who will attend the school in the future or are former pupils. The next stages of the build will be carried out over the next few weeks and anyone who wants to help build this valuable asset to the school please contact the school for further details.

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