Play Area Shelter at Old Dalby Primary School Melton Mowbray
Moss Green - RAL NO. 6005
Cam Everlands Primary School in Gloucestershire wanted to improve their play area outside the reception classrooms. The teachers wanted the young pupils to spend more time outdoors, during lesson times as well as breaks. It was decided that a canopy was needed to create a space which could be used throughout the year, no matter the weather conditions.
Our design team proposed that we use our Motiva Linear™ straight roof product. This canopy is ideal fitted alongside the school building, creating plenty of covered space underneath. The school loved this idea, and a shelter measuring 13500mm X 3000mm was installed by the A&S Landscape team.
Cam Everlands Primary School were also thrilled that they could pick the colours of the canopy to match the school’s logo. The steelwork was finished in a smart Moss Green, which works perfectly with the Opal polycarbonate roofing. The shelter matches the surrounding environment seamlessly and looks as though it has always been there.
In addition to the canopy, we also installed multicoloured plastic picket fencing. This has given the area definition and completed the canopy perfectly. The young reception pupils can also play safely in the enclosed space while being protected from the weather.
The team at the school are thrilled with both the shelter and the fencing. The pupils love that they can use the canopy during their playtimes and in lessons too. This alternative learning environment will engage the children and make lessons more memorable. What better way to learn about wildlife and the natural world than to experience it first-hand?
Plus, when the weather conditions are poor the pupils can still go outside and play in the fresh air. This allows them to let off steam, exercise and refresh before their next activities. The importance of outdoor play shouldn’t be underestimated, and it’s great that another school has recognised this.
Cam Everlands Primary School is based in Gloucestershire and provides an enriched educational environment for all of their pupils. It was a joy to get to work with such a brilliant team of teachers, all of whom were passionate about providing the best school day experience for each child. We hope we get the opportunity to work with this great school again!
In recent years, more and more primary schools are incorporating outdoor learning into their curriculum. One way of enabling this to happen throughout the year is to create a sheltered outdoor space on the school grounds. This outdoor classroom can then be used during lessons, either as a base while the pupils work outside or during the entire class.
Similar to a forest school, an outdoor classroom allows primary schools the opportunity to learn and develop life skills in an outdoor environment. In a traditional classroom setting, teachers are restricted within the four walls, but outside opens up unlimited learning opportunities. Spending time outside helps pupils learn critical life skills, and this has a positive impact on their wellbeing and educational development. They can also improve their communication skills and critical thinking skills as the class take on a more independent role.
Installing an external shelter allows teachers to create lesson plans outside, without having to worry about the weather forecast. Spending more time in an outdoor setting also allows both the teachers and pupils to enjoy more fresh air and physical activity during the school day.
Children are generally not in control of the food they have or the exercise they do. Furthermore, when they exercise, the respiratory implications and body weakness can create embarrassment amongst their peers as they find it difficult to move. Nevertheless, it is important to promote healthier eating, more exercise, and support a child who lives with obesity in tackling the depression, anxiety, stigma, and the health and academic complications associated with obesity, which is a task much more significant than it first appears.
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We’ve installed many shelters for schools across the county, helping children spend more time outside. Our team of experts can help you choose the best canopy for your needs, ensuring you get the best results. Once we’ve confirmed your design and drawings, our manufacturing team will start creating your structure using the latest technology and processes. Then we will safely and efficiently install the shelter, working around your requirements.
From small entrance canopies to large covered multi-use games areas, we have a wide product range to suit every need. We can also tailor our shelters to suit your bespoke specifications, there’s no project too big or small for A&S Landscape.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your plans and options. Call us directly on 01743 444100, or send an email to [email protected].
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