Covered Outdoor Area at Furzefield Primary School in Redhill
William Farr Comprehensive School is a Church of England school for 11 to 18 year olds, located in the village of Welton, near Lincoln.
Ivory - RAL NO. 1014
During the summer of 2012, A&S Landscape worked with William Farr school to design a scheme offering individual shaded areas for external dining and excitingly a covered performance area.
There is a lot of research that shows us the benefits of spending time outside; easing heart rate, blood pressure, stress hormones and muscle tension. It can also boost your mood. Enhancements in attention, memory and concentration have also been verified.
How does this impact children in school? Well, being indoors for nearly all of the day is linked to increased anxiety and depression. Couple this with the attract of computer games and social media at home and you can see how paramount 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 selection of diseases such as osteoporosis, depression, heart attacks and stroke). It is presented in studies that many of us do not get an adequate amount of this important vitamin, so more time outside is pivotal to help confront this deficiency.
With the longest break in the school day being the lunch break, a good remedy is alfresco dining. More and more schools are adding value to their outdoor areas, setting up 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 explore how schools can tackle this problem and allow their students to spend more time outdoors.
The Maxima Sail at 5 metres x 5 metres complete with waterproof fabric was the ideal choice for the individual dining areas offering wide waterproof coverage for the picnic benches along with excellent aesthetics, four of these have been used in line and all in matching colours. The 6 metres x 6 metres Maxima Sail complete with curved uprights and waterproof fabric makes a bold statement and is well suited to this application. The steelwork is coated in a RAL colour to match the building and the fabric is in the school Blue all to stunning effect.
Springwell Academy Add Straight Roof Canopy to Playground
In collaboration with our building contractor client our engineers produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Springwell Academy Spalding, Lincolnshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 6200mm X 2500mm.
Three Play Area Shelters Fitted at John Fielding Community Special School
We erected three straight polycarbonate roof canopies in John Fielding Community Special School Ashlawn Drive, Boston, Lincolnshire. The contract included two Motiva™ Linear monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 6200mm X 4030mm and one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 5000mm X 3000mm. All canopies included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish and rubber surfacing.
The St Lawrence Academy Install Polycarbonate and Fabric Canopies to Campus
We constructed a curved roof canopy and two umbrellas at The St Lawrence Academy Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. The job involved one Motiva™ Mono monopitch curved roof canopy measuring 8450mm X 7500mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish and two Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 7000mm X 7000mm.
Humberston Academy Add Curved Roof Play Area Shelter
In collaboration with our contractor client A&S built a curved roof canopy at Humberston Academy Humberston, Grimsby, Lincolnshire. The job involved one Motiva™ Duo duopitch curved roof canopy measuring 10000mm X 10000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Bespoke Dining Area Shelter with Sides and Doors Designed for Branston Community Academy
A&S produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy with roller shutters in Branston Community Academy Branston, Lincoln, Lincolnshire. The full contract involved one Bespoke Motiva™ Linear straight roof canopy measuring 19552mm x 9131mm including polycarbonate sides and roller shutter doors with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
The Peele Community College Install Sail Shade to Create Chill Out Area
A&S produced a sail structure at The Peele Community College Long Sutton, Lincolnshire. The contract included one 8000mm X 4000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail structure comprising of two square sails on six uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.
Pinchbeck East C Of E Primary School Add Curved Roof Canopy to Playground
In collaboration with a specialist firm of architects A&S created a curved roof canopy in Pinchbeck East C Of E Primary School Pinchbeck , Spalding, Lincolnshire. The full contract involved one Motiva™ Mono curved roof canopy measuring 9137mm X 3000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish with glazed panels to side elevations.