A ROMSEY men’s group have built a play shop for nursery pupils.

The Romsey Men’s Shed made the shop for Abbotswood Day Nursery and members of the group visited the nursery to see their creation in action.

It has taken the group between two to three months to make the shop out of palettes which they have had donated from The Romsey School and others.

Malcolm Kail, 68 who is from the men’s shed said:” The children and the staff looked really happy with it.

“Its lovely as the children can use it for outdoor play and education.

“We love doing practical projects that help the community.”

As part of the men’s shed group, older men can meet, socialise and work on practical projects that benefit the community.

They are currently making beds for Romsey Carnival as well as a mud kitchen for the Romsey Show.

Malcolm said: “There are plenty of requests at the moment which is quite exciting, the guys’ like a challenge.”

Lou Simmons, director of the nursery said she is “really pleased” with the shop.

She added: “The children love it and we have had great comments from parents which is brilliant.

“We have put money in the in the shop, the children are counting the vegetables and learning how to que which is all part of our British values.”

Lou said she would “love” the men’s shed to make more things for the nursery in the future as the nursery’s garden is “full of space to fill.”

To contact the Romsey Men’s Shed call 07707 484251or email romseymensshed@gmail.com.