Stories from the Scrapstore


June 25, 2015

London today is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, offering residents and visitors a chance to experience different nationalities and languages. This is especially true in schools and nurseries, with some classes having as many as a dozen different languages spoken. Despite this, it can be difficult finding appropriate level books, especially for the smaller kids.


Thanks to a very...

June 17, 2015

Lucy, our chair of Trustees, made the long journey up North for the Annual Reuseful UK National Conference 2015.


I had a great day out in Stoke-on-Trent on Friday with other like-minded Scrapstore enthusiasts across the country for Scrapstores UK annual conference.




We learnt loads about making scrap packs (creatively making something specific with the right materials and instructions), the...

June 9, 2015

We had a great response to our competition to win a year's membership of the Scrapstore, and it was very hard to choose a winner from all the gorgeous photographs we received.


Massive congratulations go to the Reception class of St. Joseph's Catholic Primary in Borough, who made this amazing collage entirely out of recycled materials, based on The Tiger Who Came To Tea.


We can't wait to see what y...

June 9, 2015

Work and Play were delighted to be involved in an event celebrating Wandsworth's newest green plaque, just round the corner from our wonderful scrapstore. The green heritage plaque is in memory of 35 people from Summerstown killed by a V2 rocket during World War II.


Summerstown182, a local community project, is running for four years, tracing the history of the 182 men whose names are inscribed on...

June 2, 2015

As you know, at WAP we are always seeking new and different supplies.  


We have been so lucky over the past couple of months to receive an amazing aray of donations including knobs from Sass and Belle and bodywarmers from the Science Museum.


However, we are also keen to encourage our friends and volunteers to donate to us too, if they have the right sort of materials...


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