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Tattenhall Park Primary School in Cheshire were undergoing an exciting development phase as they expanded their site to take in more pupils. This work involved changing the layout of the school as well as building a dedicated early years department. The team decided that they wanted to include a playground canopy and two cycle stores to the school during this period of growth and development.
For the playground canopy, it was decided to use the Motiva Mono™, one of our curved roof designs. This is our monopitch, asymmetric, curved roof variant where one side of the roof is higher than the other. We suggested this particular shelter as it is great for many applications in primary schools, such as shade for a playground or cover for an outdoor classroom.
When it came to the bike stores, we used our popular Cyclo City™ model. This design features a straight roof, solid steelwork framework and is the ideal alternative to the wide range of flimsy cycle stores on the market. We fitted five cycle racks under each shelter, meaning there is now space to store 20 bikes at one time.
To help tie the canopy and stores together, we finished the steelwork in the same pale green colour. This also matches the school’s logo, and the staff were thrilled with this finishing touch. It also helps the shelters blend in with the surrounding environment, making them seem as if they had been in the school for many years.
Converging studies confirm that children’s outdoor play is necessary for their healthy development and academic performance. This matter identifies the benefits of outdoor play in early childhood on physical health, mental well-being, and social and cognitive development. It also shows the need to change the trends so that children can have daily access to outdoor play. The long-term interventions required to reduce parents’ concerns need practitioners’ training, policy changes and improved urban planning for safer environments and natural play spaces.
The lucky pupils of Tattenhall Park Primary School are over the moon with the new school site, including the canopy in the playground. No matter the weather conditions, the children can spend time outside playing together and enjoying the fresh air. The curved roof shelter can be used if the pupils want to cover from the rain, snow or sun while staying outside in the great playground.
The two bike shelters have also had a positive impact on the school. The pupils and even staff are now encouraged to cycle to school, as they now have a secure place to keep their bicycles. Thanks to the polycarbonate roof, they also know that the bikes will be protected from the weather conditions too. This is such a great way of encouraging the children to choose a healthy lifestyle and to also help the environment too.
Based in the picturesque village of Tattenhall, Cheshire, Tattenhall Park Primary School is a friendly and welcoming school. As stated on their website, they aim to keep the children at the heart of everything they do, which was clear to see when they were planning the expansion work.
We thoroughly enjoyed getting to be a part of the new site at this wonderful school, and we could really sense the excitement surrounding the changes. Every member of staff, including Mrs Jo Hawkins the Headteacher, was a joy to work with and we know they have hugely appreciated the new additions to the school.
We all know the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, which includes not only a balanced diet but regular exercise too. This is a great lesson to teach pupils from a young age, and it’s essential that primary schools can actively aid and encourage this too. This is why many schools have installed a bike shelter, providing a safe and secure place for bicycles, scooters and tricycles to be stored during the school day. Our cycle stores also include a roofed design, meaning the bikes won’t be damaged by the rain or wind either.
As well as promoting regular exercise with a ‘cycle to school’ programme, this also helps the local environment. What better way to teach children about making sustainable decisions than to help them do so themselves? After we have added a bicycle shelter, many schools later tell us about the huge uptake they’ve seen of pupils and students cycling to school. In fact, we often go back and install more bike racks to increase the storage capacity! We can also add optional extras to make the shelters even more secure, such as mesh panels, gates and locks.
We’re well-known within the industry for our reliability, efficiency and integrity. We’ve worked with many primary and secondary schools, nurseries and universities to help them get better use out of their outdoor space. Our wide range of sail shades, canopies and shelters can be made to suit your exact requirements.
We will also make the process as simple and straightforward as possible, guiding you through each step. We can design, manufacture and install your canopy so you can have peace of mind that you’ll only get the highest quality.
Start your project today by talking to us on 01743 444100, or send us your requirements at [email protected].
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