Volunteers, teachers and children enjoyed the shed for their gardening club. It housed tiny wellington boots and seed packets. However, at night, when everyone had gone home, it cried from its gutter. You might say it shed a tear.
Friendly spiders wove webs at its corners to cheer it up. A frog hopped comically along the lawn. Ladybirds invited the shed to play 'join the dots'. Nothing worked. There was so much the shed wanted to share with the children that its shiny blue paint couldn't convey. It was frustrated.
One lonely evening, the shed looked up and wished on a shooting star. For the next few weeks it waited, hoping that its prayer would be answered. The summer holidays ended, pupils returned to the school, and the shed worried that all its messages would be left unsaid. It was wrong.
On an overcast September morning, a crowd of helpful people from all over Cheltenham - from the gardening club, school parents, volunteers, employees from a friendly supermarket - turned up. A community sponsorship project! The shed danced for joy (human eyes couldn't see it because the movement was so small, but it was definitely there).
The shed felt the tickle of paintbrushes and smelled chalkboard markers. It concentrated carefully, deciphering fruit, vegetables and slogans. The sun warmed its panels like a hug. By the end of the afternoon the shed beamed across newly weeded flowerbeds, knowing that all its inspiring wisdom was now visible: the ground is a great place to play!