Stories from the Scrapstore


March 28, 2017

This week we're thrilled to have a guest blog, all about our Jayson's visit to SHINE.

On Saturday 25th March, our project SHINE at the Gipsy Hill Federation (SHINE at GHF) was delighted to welcome artist Jayson Singh to work with the children.


SHINE at GHF is in its 7th year and provides creative, hands-on learning opportunities that fully explore the curriculum, for up to 60 KS2 children from 4 p...

March 21, 2017

Congratulations to Lottie Jones' Year 2 class at St Saviours for winning the Western Riverside Waste Authority's 'Waste Free Lunch challenge'!  Each half term, the education team at WRWA awards a prize to the visiting school creating the least waste after their lunch (food and packaging).

St Saviours' prize was a reuse workshop from us at the Scrapstore: making vegetable portraits after painti...

March 14, 2017

We were delighted to visit more WRWA competition winners on 7th March - Reay Primary School - and deliver their prize: a reuse craft session from the Scrapstore.  It gives us great pleasure to get out and about and see children getting creative with our junk treasure.  Our materials this time came from a wide variety of donors - from offices to shop windows, design studios to high street, fabric m...

March 6, 2017

Due to the generosity of SSQ, who for Christmas sponsored an arts and crafts activity for a local charity, we were delighted to be able offer re-use crafts to the tots and grownups at Little Village on March 1st.   We had a great deal of fun with the cute kids and were also joined by our lovely MP, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan and her Caseworker, James Leeman who were keen to join in the fun.


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