Category: Local Schools and Nurseries

Currie Primary School Projects update

Currie Primary School Projects update

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

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Free Book Library

Free Book Library

We have been approached by a school PTA with a request to build an enclosure that could hold books to provide a free “library” service, where people could swap or borrow books. This would ideally be located in the grounds of the associated local primary school. The requirements are:

  • Outdoor storage for books;
  • Should be enclosed (weatherproof);
  • Brightly coloured and / or decorated;
  • Resembling a house if possible;
  • Clear glass- or plastic-fronted for visibility, if possible. Safety glass or polycarbonate would be ideal;
  • It should display the words “Free Library” or similar;
  • Shelved to accommodate a several books of different sizes (dimensions to be agreed).

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Sneeky Preview – and final results!

Sneeky Preview – and final results!

Outdoor projects during Coronavirus Lockdown 2020


These Teepees are destined for a local primary school, where they will be set up in the playground to allow the pupils to play in their own little areas. The children will be involved in designing the colour schemes and painting them, and the school will investigate the practicality of putting cushions into them for the kids to sit on.

The bases are made from recycled / repurposed decking boards mounted upon pallets, while the sides are clad using slats recovered from other old pallets, screwed to timber frames.

And here are the tepees installed!

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