When we moved into our new LRC we knew it would be the perfect time to get a new Story Chair to replace our much loved old Story Chair that was getting a bit worn out!
We wanted our Story Chair to be like an old fashioned storytelling chair, but at the same time to be colourful and stand out in our modern new LRC. In Term 2, Miss Yeomans showed us pictures of different types of chairs to help her decide which type of chair to look for when she went chair hunting. Miss Yeomans and Mrs Collins visited Harriet and Dan at James Richardson Furniture who helped them decide on a “very different” type of chair to the ones they normally make there. After lots of thinking about colours and fabrics and the best way to arrange them on the chair the final decision was made early in Term 3.
We waited for a whole term (3 months) for our Story Chair to arrive…
On the last Wednesday of term our Story Chair FINALLY arrived!! Miss Yeomans asked the delivery man to take it into the school Office so the students couldn’t see it being delivered and it would be a surprise. Imagine her disappointment when the chair was brought in and it had a broken leg!!!! Miss Yeomans nearly had to get out her tissues! The Story Chair had to go back the upholsterer…
Our Prep teacher Miss Chiodi cheered Miss Yeomans up when she said – “You wanted a Story Chair and now you have a chair with a story!”
The next day the delivery man came back with the Story Chair and its leg was fixed! This time he delivered our Story Chair to the new LRC. Grade 2V were on top yard and they cheered him as he carried the chair in…I don’t think he has EVER been cheered when he delivered a chair!
At long last our Story Chair has a home in our LRC and it already looks as though it has always been there….
A very special THANK YOU to Ben, Tarquin and Amelia B’s grandmother who gifted some money to our LRC. We have used some of this money for our Story Chair which we thought would be a wonderful legacy for her to leave the students at St Martin’s and particularly her grandchildren.