Prior Pursglove College in Yorkshire Installs Four Shade Sails
Doubletrees School loves the new playground canopy. Its brilliant green colours light up the outdoor area, and it has created somewhere the students can truly enjoy spending time outside – whether they’re playing by themselves, chatting with friends or getting creative between lessons. Best of all, they can now continue to get fresh air during these times throughout the year.
Doubletrees School in St Blazey, Cornwall was looking for a shelter that could turn into a fun covered area for the special needs children that it taught. The close-knit team wanted it to be colourful so spending time underneath it would always be joyous and uplifting for its students, even if it was grey and miserable outside. The canopy had to be able to withstand the wind and rain, making it an all-weather structure, so everyone could enjoy it whenever they wanted. Plus, it was important that safety measures were put in place so it didn’t present any danger when the children were playing around it. A&S Landscape became the chosen company to carry out this project.
We took the time to discuss with the staff at Doubletrees School what they wanted to get out of the canopy installation, and this resulted in them ordering a Maxima Umbrella™. Thanks to its extensive coverage and typically waterproof PVC fabric roof, this commercial-grade model is a great protector in rainy weather. We added Moss Green steelwork and a Porcelain Green roof, which created a bright and playful design to inspire the same feelings in those around it. The 4000mm X 4000mm specifications meant that multiple children could play under the shelter at once, while the post protector pad would reduce the chances of anyone getting hurt and it completed the look of the product.
Doubletrees School loves the new playground canopy. Its brilliant green colours light up the outdoor area, and it has created somewhere the students can truly enjoy spending time outside – whether they’re playing by themselves, chatting with friends or getting creative between lessons. Best of all, they can now continue to get fresh air during these times throughout the year, since the shelter offers such effective protection in bad weather. The staff were impressed with the safety measures we installed too. It was a pleasure to know that our model would help bring joy to children and add to their learning experiences.
“There was nothing A&S Landscape could have done to improve, they have been really good from start to finish.”
Doubletrees School is an Academy that teaches children and young people aged from 2 to 19 who have – as stated on its website – ‘complex and significant needs in the area of cognition and learning as described in the SEN Code of Practice and may be described as having severe/profound and multiple or complex learning difficulties’. It is a member of the Special Partnership Trust, and the staff have a variety of specialist qualifications to help with personalised learning. They were very welcoming to us and we would be more than happy to supply them with another shelter.
This customer is located in St Blazey, Cornwall – a county with attractions and sights aplenty. Just some nearby include the infamous Eden Project, the tranquil woodland of the Luxulyan Valley, and the Charlestown Shipwreck Centre. Whatever their interests, local people like those who attend Doubletrees School and their loved ones are spoilt for things to do.
We have a range of fabric shelters, such as shade sails, which are ideal to build covered spaces outdoors so that they can be used in all seasons. As well as our Maxima Umbrella™, we have our Maxima Sail™, an economical product often picked out for plaza areas and as an outdoor classroom shelter. There is our Maxima StarSail™, which combines a shade sail with an umbrella design and always looks cool and modern. Plus, we have the standalone structure of the Maxima Tepee™, with its clever integral gutter system and convenient availability in many sizes to suit different needs.
Does this sound like something you’d be interested in exploring at your school or organisation? We’re here to discuss your options – give us a call on 01743 444100 today.
A&S Landscape started life as a family business and, after over four decades of trading experience, we still are one! Our early principles from the days of being a father and son team are still going strong, and we have grown from a primarily local company to European wide canopy and shelter specialists. If you’d like to talk to us about our history and expertise, feel free to email us at [email protected] or call us on 01743 444100 now.