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Playground Canopy Adds Shelter at St John’s Primary School in Greater Manchester

Posted on 31/05/2018

St John’s Primary school in Wigan wanted to add some shade and shelter to their playground area. All too often the weather is either too hot or indeed too wet.

Parents were getting wet waiting for children and children were lacking options for shaded play at break times. A canopy seemed like the perfect solution, the question was what kind of canopy, there are so many available!

A&S Landscape has a wide range of canopies and more than 40 years’ experience of fitting them at schools across the UK. We are familiar with the requirements, constraints and considerations that schools face when making such a large purchasing decision and we are always delighted to help. The canopy which St John’s chose was the Motiva Cantilever canopy. This is a steel and polycarbonate canopy and they selected Marine Blue (RAL 5002) for the steelwork and an opal roof.

The canopy is a good size at 7000mm x 3000mm and it offers a large area for people to shelter. The parents, staff, children and visitors are all pleased with the new canopy. It is keeping people cool and dry all year round. School said “Great, it is being used for shade at the moment and parents stand under it in the rain if they are waiting for the children. It works perfectly as it is cantilevered because there aren’t posts in the playground.”

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