Long awaited ‘Dohut’ prize finally in place

Edward Richardson Primary School recieve their new dohut seat EMN-140925-150131001
Edward Richardson Primary School recieve their new dohut seat EMN-140925-150131001

A unique ‘dohut’ inspired seat is finally being enjoyed by children at The Edward Richardson Primary School in Tetford.

After winning a competition organised by RIBA to design a bathing hut for the seafront in Mablethorpe, the pupils were disappointed when the project hit year long delays due to the original location for their ‘dohut’ designed beach hut being declined and no alternative being found.

As sponsors of the competition, Lindum Joinery agreed to make a model of the winning design based on the shape of a donut and, after receiving a letter from pupils at the school concerned about the delays, Lindum offered to work directly with the school.

Following a meeting with pupils and teachers to find out what they would find useful and be a suitable product in recognition of their hard work and winning design, it was agreed that Lindum would create a curved ‘dohut’ design inspired outside seat.

Pupils and staff were delighted on Wednesday, September 24, when the seat arrived.

Headteacher Andrew Hyde said: “Whilst it may have taken a long time for the design imagined by our pupils to become a reality we are delighted at the outcome which has been well worth the wait. The team at Lindum have produced a fantastic piece of outdoor furniture for use by pupils for many years. We have already been visited by pupils who designed the original concept and have moved on to secondary school.”