St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School Install Sheltered Play Area
Hawksworth CE Primary School in Leeds were keen to create additional space for the children in Yorkshire. Somewhere that they could use all year round without having to consider the weather.
Moss Green - RAL NO. 6005
Access to the outdoors has been shown to improve pupil concentration and engagement and this is why Hawksworth CE Primary School were keen to add a covered outdoor area to their already smart school.
A&S Landscape has a large range of canopies from fabric to steel and polycarbonate in any number of designs and configurations, so we knew that we would have just the right product. The school decided to go with a Motiva Duo, curved roof canopy with Moss Green (RAL 6005) steelwork and opal polycarbonate roofing. The canopy was large, spanning an area of 6100mm x 6000mm. The addition of 37 meters square of rubber surfacing, as well as plastic fencing to three sides of the canopy, has created a very nicely defined, covered area which can be used for many different activities by the children.
A contented teacher is a excellent teacher and one that is avid about educating children. Introducing a shelter into a school gives both teachers and students a opportunity to explore this together and brings with it a positive sense of freedom. Increasing engagement in school is something every teacher is looking to do and with an outdoor shelter from A&S Landscape, it’s made much easier. The more captivated students are with their learning, the more their skills advance and the more confident they become in their abilities.
Being outdoors instead of inside a building, or mundane classroom, all day results in a healthy relationship with nature and helps children to grow up with an appreciation for living things. Educating children about nature is not necessarily something that is included as part of a curriculum, but it is part of life and an important part of their development as a human being.
The outdoor space has created shelter from the wet weather as well as offering shade in the hotter months of the year. The children as well as their teachers and visitors to the school, really like the new part of the playground and their comments have been very positive. The quality of materials used as standard by A&S Landscape means that the canopy will stand the test of time for Hawksworth CE Primary School.
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