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Playground Shelter in Shropshire

Posted on 13/03/2017

John Fletcher Primary School
When A&S Landscape was approached, it was to add some of that outdoor shelter magic to John Fletcher Primary School in Shropshire.

Project – Motiva Mono provides outdoor playground shelter at John Fletcher Primary School

Product – Motiva Mono

Requirement – I’ve seen people shouting in the street when it starts to rain. Not many, that’s true, but the wealth of frustration when a little water falls from the sky is felt by many. We just don’t all vocalise it.

Because when it rains we just don’t feel like being outdoors. It’s not an aversion, it’s preference. Ideally, we wouldn’t get soaked. Right?

That’s where outdoor shelters come in, being able to spend time playing outside, even when it’s raining. You won’t catch anybody frustrated at that idea.

So when A&S Landscape was approached, it was to add some of that outdoor shelter magic to John Fletcher Primary School in Shropshire.

Solution – Motiva Mono at 10450mm x 2600mm has made a huge difference here, adding a gorgeous canopy to an outdoor play area that means it can be used all year round. Finished in a dark forest green steelwork (RAL6005) with matching Alu-Tuff™ box profile guttering in Dura-Coat™ paint, this shelter looks smart and fits in with the buildings around it.

Result – The truth is, no matter how well we hide it, it is frustrating when we are restricted. Having to stay indoors because of a little rain can be deeply annoying because as human beings we thrive on changes in scenery and access to natural light and fresh air.

We crave variety but also need the benefit of the vitamin D we receive (even on cloudy days).

A good 20 minutes access to natural light can have a powerful impact on our mood and it really is not the same just being near a big window!

Find Out More – To give more access to the outside, think strategically. Adding an outdoor playground canopy will undoubtedly provide opportunities for students to spend more time outside than they would without it.

Unsure about what kind of design to go for? That’s ok, just take a look at our gallery of finished projects for some inspiration and if you have any questions just get in touch.