The children at MAKI Pups are delighted with a new wendy house and mud kitchen that has been added to their outdoor equipment thanks to a partnership with Argyll College and Lochgilphead Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS). 

Students in the Level Four NPA Construction Craft Technician course visited MAKI Pups with their tutor, Keith Cowan, back in November to chat about what equipment they could build for the children. The MAKI Pups staff and children offered a range of suggestions and the students settled on a wendy house and mud kitchen. These were delivered last month and the children were very excited to receive them. 

The wendy house has provided a cosy space for the children to relax and look at books in whilst the mud kitchen has been used to make a range of soups, stews and potions using the wonderful plants and flowers that they find in Kilmory Walled Gardens.

Eight students on the course contributed to the project. The course is part of the school link partnership with Lochgilphead Joint Campus. The materials were funded by the Lochgilphead Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) as part of the Traditional Skills Training Programme.

MAKI Pups nursery manager Erin said, "we are all delighted with the new equipment and are very much looking forward to working together again in the new academic term."

The wendy house under construction The finished wendy house

Reading in the wendy house Cooking in the mud kitchen