Story-telling throne built for primary school pupils

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 August 2019

Joe Cooper from Touchwood Play  with pupils making a story telling throne.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Joe Cooper from Touchwood Play with pupils making a story telling throne. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Youngsters have carved their own story-telling throne out of wood.

Joe Cooper from Touchwood Play  with pupils making a story telling throne.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONJoe Cooper from Touchwood Play with pupils making a story telling throne. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Mendip Green Primary School created the educational tool in memory of two pupils' great grandmother.

Their father, James Linahan, is the operations manager of outdoor equipment specialists TouchWood Play.

James donated a wooden throne and story circle for the children at Mendip Green, where teacher and youngsters can sit and read to groups.

A school spokesman said: "Across the school children came and had an amazing time drilling and learning more about construction.

Adele Lovett from Touchwood Play  with pupils making a story telling throne.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONAdele Lovett from Touchwood Play with pupils making a story telling throne. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

"We were left with enough bolts of wood to build an area for reading for both teachers and children.

"Staff are always encouraging our pupils to engage in imaginative play and this will go a long way towards promoting that."

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