Northmuir Primary School in Scotland Add Playground Shelters
In Wigan, Greater Manchester, you will find a lovely school called St John’s Primary. It is a super school and they wanted to add some shade and shelter to their playground area. Because we are never sure in the UK what the weather has in store, all too often parents were getting wet waiting for children and on other days the children needed shade from the sunshine. What the school needed was a canopy, but which design would work best?
Ultramarine Blue - RAL NO. 5002
A&S Landscape has a wide range of canopies. We have been installing them at schools for over 40 years and so we knew that we would have just the thing. We understand the processes that schools have to go through when they are making a purchase of this kind. The canopy which stood out to St John’s Primary school was the Motiva Cantilever canopy. Its design was great because it meant that there weren’t too many posts in the playground. It is a steel and polycarbonate canopy and it was made with Marine Blue (RAL 5002) steelwork and an opal roof.
The canopy is large and stands at 7000mm x 3000mm, creating a large area for people to shelter. The parents, staff, children and visitors of St John’s Primary School are all pleased with the new canopy. It is keeping people cool and sheltered all year round.
Childhood obesity is arguably at its most critical and one of the more serious situations we face globally. As attested by the World Health Organisation (WHO), it’s one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. This global epidemic is effecting low and middle-income countries, more significantly in urban sites. Globally in 2016, the amount of overweight children under the age of five was 41 million. Additionally, overweight and obese children are prone to stay obese into adulthood and are in danger of developing health issues like diabetes and cardiovascular ailments earlier in life.
Childhood obesity and linked health issues, such as diabetes are broadly avoidable. For this reason, the WHO prioritises the prevention of these conditions in youth, especially because bad dietary habits and a inactive lifestyle are among the leading causes of noncommunicable diseases. These conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, substantially give rise to the global strain of disease, death and disability.
What’s more is that, many notable studies demonstrate that overweight and obesity in childhood can negatively effect a child’s executive function and academic potential. Children who are obese counter a large level of bullying amongst peers as well as experiences that lower their confidence, therefore posing a risk of developing unhealthy social and emotional factors in children. Social and emotional factors and poor academic experiences that can impact a child through to adulthood.
Learn more about the complex subject of childhood obesity by reading our paper.
“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.”
– St John’s Primary School
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Three Fabric Canopies Created for St Clares RC Primary School
Our engineers created three StarSails for St Clares RC Primary School Manchester, Greater Manchester. The full contract involved the supply and installation of four StarSails. One Maxima™ StarSail tensile shadecloth fabric structure supported on a single upright measuring 6000mm X 6000mm, two Maxima™ StarSail tensile shadecloth fabric structures each supported on a single upright measuring 5000mm X 5000mm and one Maxima™ StarSail tensile shadecloth fabric structure supported on a single upright measuring 6000mm X 6000mm. In addition to this there were also four post protector pads and a two 3 seater bench.
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Tensile Fabric Sail Manufactured for Marus Bridge Primary School
We constructed a sail for Marus Bridge Primary School Marus Bridge, Wigan, Greater Manchester. The contract included one 5500mm x 5500mm Maxima™ tensile shade cloth fabric sail.
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Westleigh High School Create Outdoor Dining Area Space
We constructed a curved roof canopy in Westleigh High School Westleigh Lane, Leigh, Greater Manchester. The full contract involved one Motiva™ Mono monopitch curved roof canopy measuring 10000mm X 4000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish including flashing.
Bespoke Secure Canopy Designed for St Cuthbert’s RC High School
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Crossacres Primary Academy Add Fabric Sail Shade
A&S created a canopy for Crossacres Primary Academy Wythenshawe, Manchester, Greater Manchester. The contract included the supply and installation of one Maxima™ shade cloth fabric sail including for all fixtures and fittings.