When the weather was poor, the pupils of Hadrian School had to spend their break times inside. To get better use out of the playground, the staff decided to add an area of shelter and shade.
A&S Landscape installed a Maxima Umbrella at the school, covering an area of 5m X 5m. The fabric roof was made in a bright Poppy red, which contrasts nicely with the Signal Yellow steelwork. As an extra safety precaution, a red post pad was also added to the structure.
The pupils absolutely love the umbrella canopy and it has quickly become a very popular addition to the playground. If the temperature gets too hot, the children can play in the shade created by the sail. And when it starts to rain, the waterproof umbrella is the perfect place to gather underneath.
The canopy has allowed the pupils to spend more time during the school day outside, in the fresh air. Having the space to let off steam means the children can fully refresh before their next lessons.
We’re so glad that Hadrian School picked the Maxima Umbrella. As an all-year-round product, there is little maintenance required and the shelter doesn’t need to be taken down either. Designed with one upright, there’s little obstruction created so there’s more room for playing.