Uxbridge High School in Middlesex Add Multiple Break Time Shelters
Cirencester College is a sixth form setting providing the stepping stone between school, and university, apprenticeships or employment.
A key part of student life is socialising and the opportunity to do this outdoors in the fresh air is important. The college identified an area which would benefit from some shelter and worked with A&S Landscape to design a curved roof, steel and polycarbonate canopy which would offer the maximum covered seating for students.
The canopy is from our Motiva Duo range and measures 16011mm x 8000mm. The polycarbonate roof offers protection from the rain and UV protection in the warmer months. The steel structure is Slate Grey which creates a modern design statement and the college has added picnic benches underneath so that more than 100 students can enjoy the area at any one time. The canopy has integrated gutters to manage the rainwater and these are matched in Slate Grey to complete the smart installation.
“Students are using it all the time as a social and dining space!”
– Cirencester College
To see images of our projects you can take a look at our gallery for some inspiration. You can also download our Outdoor Dining Brochure to see more examples of the designs and styles of shelters we have installed at schools.
There is a lot of research that proves the advantages of spending time outdoors; lowering heart rate, blood pressure, stress hormones and muscle tension. It can even boost your mood. Improvements in attention, memory and concentration have also been proved.
Spending time outdoors contributes to Vitamin D levels (an important hormone that helps to protect against a series of diseases such as osteoporosis, depression, heart attacks and stroke). It is stated in studies that many of us do not get enough of this important vitamin, so more time outside is central to help address this deficiency.
With the longest break in the school day being the lunch break, a great resolution is alfresco dining. More and more schools are upgrading their outdoor areas, setting up outdoor dining spaces, with canopies, shade sails, umbrellas and even enclosed outdoor dining rooms. With rising pupil numbers, this is a solution to the increased pressure that existing dining rooms come under as schools grow.
Continue reading our article to find out how schools can resolve this issue and allow their pupils to spend more time outside.
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