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Currie Primary School Projects update

Currie Primary School Projects update

The Covid Pandemic has imposed a huge amount of delay but Pentlands Men’s Shed have finally been able to deliver some long-awaited projects for Currie Primary School. The school has provided some wonderful feedback for the work carried out, and you can see the finished results below:

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Premises! The story in pictures.

Premises! The story in pictures.

We obtained an old modular building to use as our new premises, and while it needed a lot of work, it was delivered to the site on 4 June 2021. With great excitement from all involved, it was swung into place by an expert truck / crane operator, and the real fun started as we refurbished it. This work remains ongoing however we are close to having a functional Shed workshop and meeting place.

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Sensory Wall & Finger Guards

Sensory Wall & Finger Guards

Stewart has made a “Sensory Wall” for a local playgroup. ‘What’s a Sensory Wall?’ I hear you ask. An excellent question! It’s a board with all sorts of items attached. These make sounds, have different textures, move in different ways, and are all intended to give the children something to stimulate their minds. You’ll see what it is in the photos below.

While at the playgroup, Stewart also fitted “finger guards” to some doors, to prevent a recurrence of a child getting fingers caught when a door was closed.

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Playgroup Shed

Playgroup Shed

We received a request to help a local playgroup to dismantle an old shed and erect a new one. In the end this required an area of ground to be levelled, slabs laid, and then the shed to be installed. Well done to the team who made this all happen. The photos below show some of the guys working on the build of the shed. How many shedders does it take to build a shed? Answers on a postcard (or use the Contact Us form!)

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Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees

We are making Christmas Trees that we will sell for Shed funds this year (the order book is now closed due to unprecedented demand). Different designs are possible, with either free-standing bases, or stakes to be driven into the ground. Here is a sample. Prices will depend on the size and the material they are made of. We would supply them unpainted, so they can be any colour that you want to make them. Buy one for each of the kids or grandkids, along with a paintbrush and some paint!

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Boot Jacks

Boot Jacks

We are nothing if not multi-skilled. When asked whether he could make some boot jacks to help someone remove their muddy boots, Stewart’s answer was – unsurprisingly – “Yes”. He ended up making two! This wasn’t a completely simple solution, though, as he had to join pieces of timber to give him the sizes of materials that he needed. We think the result was worth it, and we can’t even see the join!

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Play Your Cards Right

Play Your Cards Right

When “The Meeting Place” asked us to make some games for their members, Stewart stepped up and produced a bumper-sized frame for the group members to use when playing “Play Your Cards Right”, based on the popular television game show. The Meeting Place is organised by one of our members, and is intended to give Dementia sufferers and their carers somewhere to get together every week. By all accounts the game has proved very popular!

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