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Blenheim Park Academy in Norfolk Install Colourful Canopy

  • Size: 6000mm X 3000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Ultramarine Blue - RAL NO. 5002

  • Roofing:
    • Yellow

    • Lagoon Blue

    • Mandarin

    • Mint

    • Foxglove

Motiva Linear™

The colourful canopy has brightened up the playground and catches the eye of everyone who walks past. Most importantly, the young pupils of Blenheim Park Academy love playing under the shelter during their breaks.

What was the project brief?

Blenheim Park Academy in Norfolk wanted to make improvements to the key stage 1 and early years centre at the school. This included the external space, as the young pupils loved to play and learn outside. But when the weather was poor, the children would have to spend the day inside the school. A&S Landscape was asked to propose a shelter solution for this section of the school.

What was our early years shelter solution?

Blenheim Park Academy Canopy SteelworkAfter careful consideration of the school’s requirements, we proposed a multicoloured polycarbonate straight roof shelter. We used our Motiva Linear™ canopy design, adding the rainbow coloured sheets to the roof. The steelwork was finished in a subtle Ultramarine Blue RAL colour, which contrasts perfectly with the polycarbonate sheets.

The shelter measures a total of 6000mm X 3000mm, so plenty of covered space has been created without the whole playground being taken up. Because of our manufacturing process, we are able to make our canopies to suit your exact specifications. And if there isn’t a standard design which works for you, we can create a bespoke shelter to ensure all of your needs are met.

What was the result of their new playground shelter?

The colourful canopy has brightened up the playground and catches the eye of everyone who walks past. Most importantly, the young pupils of Blenheim Park Academy love playing under the shelter during their breaks. This has meant the children can get outside and play more regularly, which is great for their physical development.

The school can also use the canopy as an outdoor classroom as it provides protection from the rain and UV rays. This is a great option for holding an engaging and memorable lesson, away from the restrictive four walls of the classroom. Learning about nature and the environment will be so much easier when the children are surrounded by the outside world as they listen.

About the client

Located in Norfolk, Blenheim Park Academy is based in a lovely setting surrounded many green lush fields. The staff at the school are driven to provide a fantastic educational experience for every pupil, starting from their early years centre. It’s great that the young pupils will get to spend time outside during the school day throughout their years at Blenheim Park Academy.

Why install a primary school or nursery canopy?

Many studies have highlighted the benefits of spending time outside for young children. In fact, Ofsted agrees that spending time outdoors can positively impact pupils as it can improve their social, personal and emotional development. Although the majority of playtimes are already spent outdoors in the playground, few lessons are led outside of the classroom building. This is typically due to that the British weather can be unpredictable, so many teachers are unable to plan lessons ahead.

Canopy we installed at Jigsaw PlaygroupThis where many primary schools and nurseries ask A&S Landscape to help them counteract this issue. Our range of fabric and polycarbonate canopies create a shaded and sheltered area outdoors, which can be used throughout the year. This space can then be used as an outdoor classroom, as benches, seats and even tables could be added under the shelter.

This unique and alternative learning space has helped many teachers engage their classes and create a memorable lesson. Primary school pupils in the UK rarely get the opportunity to regularly learn outside the four walls of the classroom, but this is starting to change thanks to our range versatile canopies and shelters for schools.

Our fabric sail shades made a stylish design statement at any school and can still be made with a waterproof PVC material to give all-year protection. The sail can be finished in a bright colour too, creating a welcoming shade which young children will love to play under. Many schools have chosen to install our polycarbonate canopies too, creating a sturdy and robust shade solution. The roofing and steelwork can also be finished in a range of RAL colours, matching the surrounding environment or the school’s logo.

Why choose A&S Landscape for your shelter?

When it comes to school canopies and shade sails, we are the experts. We can help you through every step of the progress, from your initial enquiry, to design of the shelter and then the installation. With over 40 years of experience, we’ve worked with countless schools and business to help them all get better use out of their external space. From installing spectator shelters at football grounds to covered walkways for garden centres, we have a product to suit every need.

Why not start your next project today? Send us your requirements to [email protected], or chat to our friendly team on 01743 444100.

Take a look at some of the other canopies we have installed near Norfolk, in Lincolnshire

Canopy we designed for Pinchbeck East SchoolPinchbeck East C Of E Primary School Add Playground Curved Roof Shelter

In collaboration with a specialist firm of architects we produced a curved roof canopy in Pinchbeck East C Of E Primary School Pinchbeck , Spalding, Lincolnshire. The job involved one Motiva™ Mono curved roof canopy measuring 9137mm X 3000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish with glazed panels to side elevations.

Canopy we installed at Humberston AcademyCurved Roof Dining Area Canopy Installed at Humberston Academy

Working with our contractor client we built a curved roof canopy at Humberston Academy Humberston, Grimsby, Lincolnshire. The job involved one Motiva™ Duo duopitch curved roof canopy measuring 10000mm X 10000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Straight Roof Shelter Made for Springwell Academy

Working for our building contractor client we designed a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Springwell Academy Spalding, Lincolnshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 6200mm X 2500mm.

Umbrella canopy we installed at St Lawrence AcademyThe St Lawrence Academy Add Fabric and Polycarbonate Canopies to Campus

We produced a curved roof canopy and two umbrellas for The St Lawrence Academy Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. The job involved one Motiva™ Mono monopitch curved roof canopy measuring 8450mm X 7500mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish and two Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 7000mm X 7000mm.

Dining shelter made for Branston AcademyBlue Enclosed Dining Area Shelter Designed for Branston Community Academy

A&S constructed a straight polycarbonate roof canopy with roller shutters in Branston Community Academy Branston, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. The full contract involved one Bespoke Motiva™ Linear straight roof canopy measuring 19552mm x 9131mm including polycarbonate sides and roller shutter doors with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Shade Sail installed at The Peele Community CollegeThe Peele Community College Add Shade Sails to Create Chill Out Area

Our team built a sail structure at The Peele Community College Long Sutton, Lincolnshire. The job involved one 8000mm X 4000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail structure comprising of two square sails on six uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.

Three Straight Roof School Canopies Made for John Fielding Community Special School

A&S constructed three straight polycarbonate roof canopies at John Fielding Community Special School Ashlawn Drive, Boston, Lincolnshire. The job involved two Motiva™ Linear monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 6200mm X 4030mm and one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 5000mm X 3000mm.  All canopies included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish and rubber surfacing.