Fabric Canopy Installed at North Wales Playgroup
Posted on 08/08/2016
Our Maxima Waterproof Umbrella is very popular with the 55 children aged 2-3 years at the Jigsaw Playgroup. It gives them a catalyst for play, an opportunity to zone space and somewhere to get a little shade on a sunny day.
Project – Jigsaw Playgroup at Bryn Deva Flying Start Centre
Product – Maxima Umbrella
Requirement – We’ve said it before and we’re going to say it again. Dividing space up into areas allows it to be used more effectively. Children have incredible imaginations and every single new play zone is a catalyst for another game. Giving them choices allows children to become inventors and creates a stronger bond and ownership of their space.
But you don’t need to invent new space, it’s already there, it just needs delineating. Not only that but in wide outdoor spaces where the rain can fall and the sun can blast down, a place to duck and cover is really useful. Shaded areas on a sunny day can keep your students playing outside whilst offering a shelter in the rain.
When Jigsaw Playgroup at Bryn Deva Flying Start Centre contacted A&S they were looking to do just that, to add a fabric canopy structure and split up their wonderful outside space.
Solution – The Maxima Waterproof Umbrella is supported on a single upright and looks great, the blue umbrella canopy picking out the blue that was already present in the Jigsaw Playgroup playground. The Maxima Waterproof Umbrella is a tensile canopy system that is less formal than other outdoor playground shelters and adds a little magic to the space.
Result – Our Maxima Waterproof Umbrella is very popular with the 55 children aged 2-3 years at the Jigsaw Playgroup. It gives them a catalyst for play, an opportunity to zone space and somewhere to get a little shade on a sunny day so they can reap the benefits of an outdoor learning zone for longer. A supervisor at the Playgroup gave us a brilliant review and said ‘All in all we love it and have had very positive comments from parents and staff members.’
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