Can you help a Torquay school with their DIY challenge?

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(Last Updated On: March 3, 2015)

Children from a Torquay primary school have set their local community a DIY challenge.

Inspired by DIY SOS, the school council at Watcombe Primary School have asked the local community to develop a cluttered basement storage area to convert it into a vibrant wet playtime space.

Headmaster Adam Morris said, “The space the children have asked us to develop is accessed directly off the playground. So it would be ideal as a wet play area. However, it is currently being used to store our sports and gardening club equipment – as well as the school guinea pigs.

“The children spotted the potential of the space and they have challenged the community to develop it so that they have an indoor play space too.”

The school governing body, a team of parents and two local firms have already taken up the challenge. Skip It has agreed to provide a skip so the space can be cleared and Westcountry Cladding have offered to supply windows to bring much needed light to the basement.

Post-16 maintenance operations students from neighbouring Combe Pafford have also responded to the call for help and will be plastering the walls.

The school are hoping that other local groups and business will help with the other materials they need to complete the project.

If you can help with the DIY challenge, please email


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