Pocklington School students produce pallet-able garden furniture via Good Woods enterprise

A group of enterprising students at Pocklington School have created a new furniture business by recycling wooden pallets.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:59 pm
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 11:53 am
An example of the type of garden furniture created by the Pocklington School sixth form students.

A group of enterprising students at Pocklington School have created a new furniture business by recycling wooden pallets.

The 12-strong team of sixth form students is taking part in the Young Enterprise scheme and embarked on the journey to build the sustainable company, called GoodWoods Furniture, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Its main aim was to focus on the sustainability aspect, to create a product without having a negative impact on the environment.

A spokesman for the team said: “The group decided on garden furniture products as we wanted to create something that would prove useful during the pandemic.

“We are selling coffee tables, single chairs and sofas – all made out of pallets.”

Go to www.goodwoodsfurniture.com or email [email protected] for more information.

The spokesman added: “There is currently a shortage of garden furniture as UK retailers are being hit by supply issues, so all the more reason to buy from good woods furniture company.

“We have worked extremely hard throughout lockdown, via zoom meetings and making our product when restrictions allowed us to do so. We have come out of lockdown even stronger as a team and are ready to take on the challenges that come with being a real business.”

Young enterprise is a national competition which schools compete in by creating their own companies, being creative, thinking sustainably, while honing team work skills and leadership.