St John’s Primary School in Wigan Build a New Canopy in their Playground
Bretforton Village School is a closely-knit school located in Evesham. The staff identified the need for a sheltered outside space where the pupils could play all-year-round.
Opal Green - RAL NO. 6026
A&S Landscape designed, manufactured and installed a straight roof canopy alongside one of the school buildings. The Motiva Linear measures a total of 16500mm X 3000mm, so plenty of sheltered space has created. The dark green steelwork complements the surrounding buildings perfectly and adds a splash of colour to the area. What’s more, is that the opal polycarbonate roofing provides protection against harmful UV rays too.
During break and lunchtimes, the pupils of Bretforton Village School can enjoy some fresh air without worrying about the weather. This allows the children to let off some steam and leaving them ready for their next lessons.
Teachers can also take lessons outside without having to plan around the conditions. This alternative learning environment will help to engage pupils as they learn outside of the four walls of a classroom.
Parents can use the new canopy to shelter from the elements when they are waiting at the end of the school day too. Come rain or shine, the shelter will be an excellent addition to the primary school.
The Department for Education has the difficult task to create the 420,000 new school places that are needed between 2016 and 2021 and there are many ways that this can be achieved. New schools are being built, free schools are being funded and current schools are being given capital funding to preserve, improve and develop facilities. With allowances being strained, one way that schools are using this capital funding is to make the most of their outside space. Whether to build additional classrooms or to add sheltered spaces which can have a variety of different uses.
Want to see more? Read the rest of our blog to learn how you can utilise shelters to improve upon your school’s facilities.