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Apley Wood Primary School in Shropshire Adds Outdoor Canopy

The new outdoor canopy has helped Apley Wood Primary School to improve its offering for its pupils. The Year Ones can get outside at playtime and lunchtime year-round, which gives them more options of activities to enjoy, and being in an open space rather than the classroom is a welcome change of scenery.

Project Specification

  • Product: Motiva Mono™
  • Size: 13000mm X 3000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Ultramarine Blue

  • Roof:
    • Clear

What was the project brief?

Apley Wood Primary School in Telford wanted an outdoor shelter to provide extra cover for its Year One area. The staff thought that the best sort of model would be one that was multipurpose and able to be used for outdoor play, dining and more. It had to have a design that would bring cheer to the area and work with the fun feel of the school. It also needed to offer excellent coverage in the unpredictable British weather and have post protector pads to reduce the chance of accidents. We were highly recommended to the institution so they got in touch with us to create their canopy.

What was our canopy solution?

After talking over some of our product range with Apley Wood Primary School, they decided to request a Motiva Mono™. This was a great choice because it is a versatile model with genuine polycarbonate roofing and a solid steel structure that has no trouble providing shelter in wind, rain or sun. What’s more, Ultramarine Blue steelwork and a Clear roof combined to create a bright, appealing design that would encourage children to play freely and have fun outdoors. 13000mm X 3000mm measurements meant that lots of pupils could spend time in the fresh air beneath the canopy, no matter the weather – whether they were playing, eating lunch or even enjoying a lesson. Three post protector pads would also keep the children safe when they were running around with their classmates.

What was the result of the shelter?

The new outdoor canopy has helped Apley Wood Primary School to improve its offering for its pupils. The Year Ones can get outside at playtime and lunchtime year-round, which gives them more options of activities to enjoy, and being in an open space rather than the classroom is a welcome change of scenery. The colourful canopy has lifted the mood of the area and it could even be used as an outdoor classroom shelter, allowing the children to gain valuable experiences while learning outside. Plus, the staff were grateful that we could install post protector pads to ensure the pupils’ safety, as it was clearly a top priority for them. We were thrilled that they were so happy with the project results, especially as the institution was local to our Shropshire headquarters.

Testimonial

“Fantastic finish on the canopy, very happy with the installation.”

Apley Wood Primary School

About the client

Apley Wood Primary School aims to inspire its pupils so they become confident learners and take pride in their achievements. Its Headteacher says on its website that it offers ‘a creative, exciting and challenging curriculum designed to ‘feed the mind and free the imagination’’. The team also promotes British values alongside its own values of self help, self responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. We really enjoyed working with the school and its caring staff, and we hope our shelter will be a fantastic addition to their facilities.

This customer is situated in Telford, a town of many shopping opportunities and leisure activities – including multiple cinemas, bowling, an ice rink and indoor snowboarding. It features one of the UK’s top conference and exhibition centres, as well as the Wonderland family attraction. Nearby is also the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Ironbridge Gorge, with its world-famous bridge reaching over the River Severn.

Why is outdoor play so important for primary-age children?

Playtime isn’t just a period in which to have fun; it encourages relationship-building between pupils and has other important benefits. Research has shown that it can have a major impact on happiness, wellbeing and general health, with the latter especially important in modern times when children play outdoors so little. It can also help them to ‘let off steam’, reduce stress levels, gain confidence, and even develop their social skills.

Here at A&S Landscape, we can help to ensure that pupils at your school have access to outdoor play all year round, thanks to our shelter solutions. Get in touch via the form on our website, by email at [email protected] or by calling 01743 444100 now to learn more.

What finance options would I have with A&S Landscape?

We offer no-obligation quotes and our products have long been recognised as offering exceptional value for money. We can quickly assess your needs and make recommendations based around these and your budget. What’s more, we offer a simple and flexible instalment plan which helps you to spread the cost of your custom canopy over a period of time, and you may also be able to get help with funding your project. If you have questions about costs and financing, give us a call on 01743 444100 today.