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Outdoor dining shelter we fitted at Chesham Grammar School
Curved roof canopy we made for Chesham Grammar School

Chesham Grammar School in Buckinghamshire Create Covered Dining Area

  • Size: 15000mm X 15000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Anthracite Grey - RAL NO. 7016

  • Roof:
    • Opal

Motiva Duo™

Chesham Grammar School were redesigning a quad area on their campus to create more seating options during lunchtimes. A&S Landscape worked closely with the school to design a canopy which meets their requirements.

A large curved roof shelter was installed in the quad area, measuring a total of 15000mm X 15000mm. The Motiva Duo covers a serving pod added to the space, as well as several wooden benches. The anthracite grey steelwork gives the shelter a modern look, which works perfectly with the surrounding buildings. The opal polycarbonate roofing also allows some sunlight through while protecting against UV rays.

The Benefits of Eating Outdoors and What Schools Can Do To Facilitate Alfresco Dining

There is a lot of research that proves the merits of spending time outdoors; alleviating heart rate, blood pressure, stress hormones and muscle tension. It can also lift your mood. developments in attention, memory and concentration have also been attested.

How does this impact children in school? Well, being indoors for the majority of the day is linked to increased anxiety and depression. Couple this with the call of computer games and social media at home and you can see how essential it is to offer children as many opportunities to be outdoors during the school day as possible.

Spending time outdoors increases Vitamin D levels (an important hormone that helps to protect against a variety of diseases such as osteoporosis, depression, heart attacks and stroke). It is presented in research that many of us do not get an adequate amount of this important vitamin, so more time outside is pivotal to help manage this deficiency.

With the longest break in the school day being the lunch break, a good resolution is alfresco dining. More and more schools are enhancing their outdoor areas, adding outdoor dining spaces, with canopies, shade sails, umbrellas and even enclosed outdoor dining rooms. With increasing 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 discover how schools can resolve this problem and encourage their students to spend more time outside.

Lunchtimes at Chesham Grammar School are now a better, smoother experience for everyone. The queues in the existing dining hall are reduced as the students can choose to eat from the outside serving pod. They can then enjoy their food under the canopy, no matter the weather conditions.

This once unused space has now become a popular area at break times and is loved by the staff and students. In fact, the school are so happy with the canopy they rated A&S Landscape five out of five stars for their work.

More and more schools are choosing to add outside dining areas and A&S Landscape has successfully completed many of these projects. Take a look at our past work on our gallery and see what our clients have said about us on our testimonial page. If you’d like to discuss your project, you can call our friendly team on 01743 444100.

A&S Landscape has installed many canopies across Buckinghamshire

Straight Roof Playground Shelter Designed for Millbrook Combined School

Working for a leading builder we made a straight polycarbonate roof canopy for Millbrook Combined School Mill End Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Full details are: the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 8280mm X 3890/2000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 8280mm X 3890/2000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Beechview Academy Add Straight Roof Canopy

Working alongside a leading builder A&S made a straight polycarbonate roof canopy for Beechview Academy High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 13000mm X 4000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes and for coloured polycarbonate.