Rainbow chairs help brighten play area

Class 2 pupils Joseph Westgarth and Helena Clement receive the chairs. (S)
Class 2 pupils Joseph Westgarth and Helena Clement receive the chairs. (S)

Social enterprise Jennyruth Workshops near Ripon has crafted and delivered two rainbow Adirondack-style chairs to Sharow C of E Primary School.

The Bridge Hewick-based charity has given them to Class 2 for use in its outdoor area at the village school just outside Ripon.

Jennyruth Workshops offers these chairs as part of their bespoke range. The school ordered the chairs and asked them to be painted with the colours of the rainbow to brighten up their outdoor learning area.

Teacher Mrs Dixon said: “Our outside area now looks wonderful with the addition of these beautifully crafted chairs.”

Jennyruth workers Jamie Chiu and Oliver Fawcett made and painted the chairs with the help and support of Steve Carrigan, a volunteer at Jennyruth Workshops.

A spokesman for Jennyruth said: “Making these chairs develops woodwork skills and promotes team work.

“Being able to present them to a customer – in this case local schoolchildren – helps the workers at Jennyruth Workshops see and appreciate the value of their work and their contribution to the local community.”

Jennyruth Workshops is keen to develop links with local community groups and businesses.

For more information about Jennyruth Workshops contact Shelley or Denise on telephone 01765 606620, by email at info@jennyruth.co.uk or visit the website www.