Teacher Riana Guttridge using the Selwood Ride On Roller supplied by the Bristol branch

Leading plant hire specialist Selwood came to the rescue when a school needed a fast and reliable solution to complete an art project.

The Bristol branch was contacted by St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School, in Bristol, which enquired about whether the team could supply a Ride On Roller for the school’s “Graphic Art” activities week.

The roller is normally supplied by Selwood to contactors for compacting material for roads and foundations, but the school needed the weight of the equipment to make prints.

A new 80 roller was delivered and art teacher Riana Guttridge was given a crash course on driving the roller.

Riana, Head of Art at the school, explained: “The students were taking part in an activities week where they spent the week working on designing and carving woodcuts.

“They used carving tools to cut their designs out of wood and made enormous 2m-sized prints.

“On the printing day the students inked up the woodcuts, fabric was placed on top and the roller vehicle was driven over the top to apply pressure to make the prints.

“The students loved the excitement of the roller vehicle being used for making their artwork.”

She added: “Selwood were really accommodating with our art project and did all they could to make our big roller printing day go ahead.

“The team at Selwood expressed an interest in supporting the school and provided a fantastic service.”

Mark Hicks, area manager for Selwood, which has a regional Bristol branch in Burcott Road, said: “Our team were more than happy to provide a solution for the school and it’s great that they managed to complete the printing in one day.

“We were delighted that the school was pleased with our prompt service.”

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