Leavesden Green Primary School in Watford Add Cycle and Playground Shelters

Leavesden Green Primary School, based in Watford, encourage their pupils to cycle to school. They decided to install two cycle shelters, to provide a secure storage area. The school also chose to add a playground canopy to an area of the site too.

Project Specification

  • Product: Cyclo City™
  • Sizes: 5960mm X 2000mm | 9500mm X 3000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Anthracite Grey - RAL NO. 7016

  • Roof:
    • Opal

A&S Landscape installed two Cyclo City shelters, both with seven cycle racks holding up to 14 cycles each. Pupils can now lock their bikes up, which are also protected from the weather thanks to the shelter. The new cycle stores have encouraged more pupils to cycle to school, which will have a positive impact on both their wellbeing and the environment.

What are the benefits of regularly cycling to school on children and how can schools encourage this activity?

With estimations that by 2050 70% of girls and 55% of boys will be overweight or obese, there has never been a more pivotal time to cycle to school. However, more parents than ever are driving their children to school. A Sustrans study showed that whilst 12% of parents were driven to school when they were children, these days 35% of children are driven to school, so what has changed?

Parents cited over road safety as one of the obstructions to cycling to school, so programmes like ‘Bikeability’ where children learn the fundamentals of road safety are an important step in preparing children for the cycle to school. Going over the route at the weekends when the roads are likely to be less busy is also good preparation.

Carry on reading to find out more about how schools can encourage their students to cycle to school.

Leavesden Green Primary School also added a straight roof shelter to their playground, from the Motiva range of products. The Motiva Linear canopy allows the pupils to spend their break and lunchtimes outside, no matter the weather. The grey steelwork blends in seamlessly with the surrounding buildings, and the polycarbonate roof offers protection against the rain, wind or sun.

Teachers now also have the opportunity to hold lessons outside, giving the pupils the chance to experience life outside of the four walls of the classroom. This unique learning environment helps to engage the class, and there’s no need to worry about the weather conditions either.

A&S Landscape provides a wide range of canopies for a variety of uses. From covered walkways, entrance canopies and dining area shelters, we have a product to meet your requirements. Call our friendly team today on 01743 444100.

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