Before we came to the lockdown, the Phoenix Shed had been doing some amazing things in the local community. Their most recent project involved the pupils of Moorside Community Primary School. The school had been planning a community garden and wanted to encourage wildlife into it, so they enlisted the help of The Shed. What came out of that was a wonderful amalgamation of old brains and youthful exuberance. The Shed made up 8 bird box kits, a hedgehog house and a bird table.
Eddie Moss and Chris Freeman, from The Shed, visited the school in March and two groups of children and parents made up the 8 bird boxes. The joy of seeing 8 and 9 year old children banging nails in with all their might, with smiles on their faces, will live in me forever. With hope, these animal houses will attract many birds and maybe a hedgehog family next year.
The trustees of The Shed are having to deal with the way forwards and to address this they are considering how this can be achieved, in keeping with the Government’s guidelines, with help from the UK Men’s Sheds Association.
Stay tuned for further updates!
Men’s sheds are set up to help tackle social isolation. If you know of someone who could benefit from joining the Phoenix Shed, please contact Chris Freeman – 07930207537, or Eddie Moss 07481543881. We have so much to offer!