A new look for old playhouse

The playhouse that  has been refurbished by Stopsley High students and donated to Stopsley Baptist Church
The playhouse that has been refurbished by Stopsley High students and donated to Stopsley Baptist Church

An old playhouse that was going to be scrapped has been given a new lease of life – thanks to talented students at Stopsley High School.

Refurbished and freshly painted, it has a new home at Stopley Baptist Church’s east Luton childrens centre.

Spokeswoman Hilary Cox said: “It was a lovely surprise to be offered the playhouse which will get plenty of use both at the Childrens Centre and the Church’s early years group.”

A quartet of construction course students – Dean Ronan, Kacper Majewski, Lewis Bernardon and Johnathon Martin – were involved in giving the playhouse a make-over.

Course tutor Neil Fitzjohn said: “The roof, door panels and both windows had to be completely replaced.

“The entire structure was then sanded back, given several coats of underpaint and a new colour scheme - all four side are bright and different.”
He added: “It was a lovely project – my students worked extremely hard and learned new skills along the way.

“I’m very proud of the fact they looked at doing something positive for the local community and that the playhouse has now gone to a good home.”