Children sitting comfortably for story time

Children sitting comfortably for story time

Carpenters from the North arrived like knights in shining armour to rescue schoolchildren from boring story-times by creating fairytale-inspired outdoor furniture.

The carpentry and joinery students from Wigan & Leigh College designed eight pieces of bespoke furniture, including a throne, for pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, in Wrightington.

Yvonne Barber, college divisional manager for construction crafts, said: “The students worked really hard to create furniture that they can really be proud of.”

Louise Cherry, the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association member who initially contacted the college, said: “The furniture is perfect. The children really love it and are looking forward to using it more.”