A CLASS in desperate need for outside storage received more than they bargained for when a summerhouse was installed in their playground.

Our Lady and St Joseph’s, Fitzwilliam Street, Wath-upon-Dearne, needed storage for outdoor equipment for their foundation class and looked to get a shed.

With no funding available to purchase one, the pupils wrote a letter to local businesses who supply sheds, asking them if they would be able to donate one to the school.

Gemma Pegg, a foundation one teacher at the school, said: “The children wrote to local businesses asking if they would be willing to donate and Mark’s Sheds and Fencing, based in Swinton, was the only one to respond and instead of a shed, offered to donate a summerhouse free of charge.

“We were overwhelmed by their generosity. The summerhouse is too good to be used as storage it is now a wonderful space where are pupils can go and play.”