The new space is wonderful, it has created a real feature of the seating space. Students and visitors alike now have somewhere to enjoy the fresh air no matter what the weather has to offer. The colours have made the area look modern and stylish, in line with the rest of the campus. Students can be found enjoying some down time between lectures in this new space, what a lovey addition to Shipley College!
The playground looks very smart with the new canopies. The children can use them all year round for an endless number of different activities. They may choose to have a story safe from the sunshine or games at break times, even a picnic. Children have such a vivid imagination, they may even become space ships or rockets, who knows!
The resulting sheltered space is a large area where the students can gather, chat, eat, socialise or just relax all year round. Taking a breath of fresh air outside lessons will never be weather dependent again. Something so simple can make a big difference to the school day; taking a break and having some outside time has been linked to increased concentration and attainment, so this was a great investment by Netherwood Academy.
Hasland Junior School now have a lovely outdoor space to be proud of. Their children have areas which they can use on the hottest or wettest days of the year. They have options for outside lessons, storytimes, snack times or just chatting times. We all know how happy kids are to be outside so they children at this school are very fortunate to have so many spaces to enjoy.
The dining canopy has created a large sheltered space of 11m x 6m and has completely transformed the outside area. The new space will have seating installed and then students will be able to socialise and dine together whatever the weather has in store. No more crowded dining rooms or lack of seating. More and more schools are adding these outdoor dining areas and they can incorporate heating, lighting, side panels and even logos on the panels, there are plenty of options available.
The new space has some seating without shade and some with shade to offer students the choice of where to sit. The posts were fitted with post protectors for added safety and these were also in yellow to keep up the theme. It is a lovely new area which now has purpose and a modern canopy, we think it looks great, especially on a bright sunny day!
The canopy creates a covered walkway round two sides of the school building, windows are protected from direct sunlight, helping to moderate the internal temperature on the hottest days. On wet days, the space is sheltered from the rain and playground items can be stored underneath the canopy without the need to move them each day. The children can play in the new space if the weather is extreme and the building looks very smart indeed. The canopy has brought many benefits to the school and is in keeping with the design and overall aesthetics of the setting.
With such a large space the options really are endless; drama performances, outside lessons, reading corner, play times, lunch times, story times … The sunshine casts a colourful glow on to the playground on warmer days of the year and this is sure to delight the children. What nicer than to sit in the warmth, protected from the UV rays in a colourful area of your playground, something else that will give them fond memories of their time at St Edburg’s CofE School.
The children are pleased with their new sheltered area. It adds to their already fabulous playground, making sure that they can enjoy some fresh air and outdoor time even on the hottest and wettest days of the year. With the weather becoming even more unpredictable this is a welcome addition to The Mawney Foundation.