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School Upcycle Programme

School Upcycle Programme 

The Wood Pile will support enterprising activity by providing a budget for a group of young people to purchase a piece of furniture.  They will then restore the furniture with assistance, and market the piece for sale to the general public, all of the activity that is required to then sell the furniture is the responsibility of the group including any administration, marketing, PR etc

Aims and Objectives:  The theme of the programme is upcycling furniture on a budget, and gaining skills on painting shabby chic style, marketing, administration activity, and the sale of the finished product, this will all assist the student in employability and future aspirations.

By the end of the course the student should have an insight into the world of work, an understanding of upcycling, PR and the use of Social Media to market the product.

The students will take time to design what they want their finished furniture to look like, what are the best colours to paint it in, with assistance the best methods of work, then they will come up with a marketing strategy once the pieces are finished, they’d need to decide how best to sell the items. 

The students will learn such things as Painting, restoration, Shabby Chic, time management, team work and much more over their time here. 

A selection of photos from week 2 with work commencing. 



Photos from week 4


Photos from week 5


On the students final week they moved on to the marketing side of the project in an attempt to sell their piece of furniture, after making a plan at school once they were on site they got in their teams and made their own advert, decided where they wanted to sell their piece and how best to sell it, below are their two adverts.