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Bishop Heber High School in Cheshire, near Chester, was looking to add more areas of shelter and shade to their campus. Previously the school had worked with A&S Landscape to install some fabric tepee canopies, and they were so impressed when they came straight back to A&S again for the new outdoor shade solutions. Much like before, a simple straight polycarbonate roof canopy wasn’t going to cut it for the school. They wanted to add another striking design from our covered options.
Our specialist team of designers was asked to match the existing canopy style we previously installed at the college. These shelters were our popular Maxima Tepee™ option, even made with the same finishing colours as last time. The design team proposed the tepees cover an overall size of 7m x 7m each, creating plenty of covered space.
A waterproof fabric was again used with the tepees, allowing the space to be used throughout the year. This stylish tensile fabric roof design definitely creates a statement on the campus in Malpas, while working well with the surrounding environment so it’s no surprise the school wanted to add more of the canopy.
Bishop Heber High School in Malpas, Cheshire are once again thrilled with their new canopies. The tensile roof tepees look perfect in the site, and the students are happy that they can sit outside during their breaks. This will allow them to enjoy some fresh air, which is proven to have many health benefits too.
As the new outdoor shade area perfectly matches the existing canopy structures, the area looks brilliant and the surrounding architecture looks seamless. Come rain or shine, the waterproof fabric allows the hardworking students to get outside and refresh during their busy day.
There is a lot of research that raises the benefits of spending time in the fresh air; lowering heart rate, blood pressure, stress hormones and muscle tension. It can also brighten your mood. Improvements in attention, memory and concentration have also been proven.
How does this effect children in school? Well, being indoors for most of the day is linked to increased anxiety and depression. Couple this with the attract of computer games and social media at home and you can see how fundamental it is to offer children as many opportunities to be outdoors during the school day as possible.
Spending time outdoors boosts Vitamin D levels (an important hormone that helps to protect against a collection of diseases such as osteoporosis, depression, heart attacks and stroke). It is shown in studies that many of us do not get enough of this important vitamin, so more time outside is critical to help deal with this deficiency.
With the longest break in the school day being the lunch break, a great remedy is alfresco dining. More and more schools are developing their outdoor areas, creating outdoor dining spaces, with canopies, shade sails, umbrellas and even enclosed outdoor dining rooms. With climbing pupil numbers, this is a solution to the increased pressure that existing dining rooms come under as schools grow.
Continue reading our blog post to find out how schools can resolve this issue and encourage their pupils to spend more time outside.
It’s always lovely getting to work with a school on multiple projects, and it was no different when we once again returned to Bishop Heber High School. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, this school clearly values the educational experience it gives their students and always strives to continually improve their site.
Our product range can be used for a wide selection of applications in schools, nurseries and universities. By covering areas of your outdoor space, you can get better use out of your site and offer more facilities to your students.
Our polycarbonate roof options, allow you to pick from a straight roof canopy, curved roof canopy or even a funky wave design. These are ideal if you want to add a shade canopy to your play area, so your pupils can spend more time outside. Post protection pads can also be added for an extra layer of protection for your little ones. Or you could also create an entrance canopy with our polycarbonate shelters too, to make the best first impression.
If you want something to make a design statement while adding a shaded area, then our Maxima options are perfect. Our shade sail structures are available in a range of styles, colours and configurations. These can still provide shelter from the rain too, as we can use a waterproof fabric.
Want to encourage your pupils to cycle to school? Then our Cyclo range of cycle shelters are the best place to look. Simply let us know how many bicycles you want to cover, and we will design a secure and robust store for your school.
Simply put, we are the canopy and shelter specialists with over 40 years of experience. This means that when you come to A&S Landscape, our specialist team will be working closely to ensure your project runs smoothly and successfully. Our broad knowledge of the industry means we are the best choice when it comes to installing a primary school or commercial canopy.
With such a wide product range, we will have the perfect solution for your shade and shelter needs. We can also make amends to the design of our standard options to create a bespoke canopy which meets all of your requirements. Why not see it for yourself? Use our handy contact form to request a free, no obligation quotation for your project. Or chat to our friendly team on 01743 444100.
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