Farrington Gurney school welcome new book bench from Midsomer Norton Men’s Shed

Farrington Gurney C. of E. Primary School started term five with delivery of a brand new book bench.

Saturday 14th May 2022 8:00 am
Farrington Gurney school children sitting on their new bench, thanks to Midsomer Norton Men’s Shed.
(Farrington Gurney )

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It was made and transported by Midsomer Norton Men’s Shed, based at Farrington’s in Farrington Gurney.

The book bench has been placed in the school garden and will be used to help literacy, and also as a place where the children can sit and rest whilst working on their garden area with teacher supervision.

Mrs Hazard, the School Secretary, thanked Men’s Shed and said: “The children were delighted to receive their new book bench funded by Friends of Farrington Gurney School from our friends at Men’s Shed based in the village. “It is a welcome addition to our allotment area where the children can spend quality time relaxing.”

Men’s Shed are fortunate to have the continued support of Andy and Tish at Farrington’s, and to benefit from the materials kindly supplied by Charltons and Protek. Allied to this, we are also a part of the Midsomer Norton Community Trust. We now have a really impressive and comprehensive workshop area and also a portacabin with a social aspect for tea, coffee and conversation.

Men’s Shed has great health gains for its members. Learning a new skill such as woodturning and making new friends is really good for both physical and mental well-being. Working together and sharing ideas can be inspiring. We are a cheerful crowd and visitors are made to feel welcome.

Our membership is growing and we try to help and connect with different areas of the community.

Recently, Swallow Care paid us a very enjoyable visit. Their members were able to view our premises and also be involved in a craft initiative.

We are currently repairing and painting outdoor furniture for Paulton Hospital and making garden planters for local schools.

We have members working on their own projects. Present projects include renovating a tea trolley, making hedgehog boxes and constructing a bird house.

Men’s Shed is open on Tuesdays from 9.30am until 4.30pm and Fridays from 9.30am until 1pm.

If you would like to contact or join us our details are below.

Steve Swift (Chairman) mobile: 07775 735789 or email: [email protected]


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