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Somerton Primary School in Newport Add Playground Shade Sail

  • Size: 5000mm x 5000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Slate Grey - RAL NO. 7015

  • Fabric:
    • Dark Blue

Maxima Sail™

The local pupils are thrilled with the new shadesail! During break and lunchtimes, many of the children play and gather underneath the sail, protected from the elements.

What was the project brief?

Newport City Homes had just finished completing a large project in Somerton and had funding available from the community programme. They decided to help to improve the outside space at Somerton Primary School by adding an area of shade and shelter. A&S Landscape was asked to suggest a suitable canopy which would benefit the school and the pupils.

What was our shade solution?

Somerton Primary School UprightsWe proposed that we install a fabric shade structure from our Maxima Sail™ range. This stylish yet practical canopy was the perfect product for Somerton Primary School, as we could make the sail to their exact dimensions to fit the area. The design of this shade used one square sail with four uprights, measuring a total of 5000mm x 5000mm. We used our waterproof PVC fabric so the canopy can provide protection from the sun and rain. The uprights were finished in a subtle slate grey colour, which contrasts well with the dark blue fabric.

What was the result of the playground sail shade?

The local pupils are thrilled with the new shadesail! During break and lunchtimes, many of the children play and gather underneath the sail, protected from the elements. The beautifully designed fabric canopy has encouraged the pupils to shade from the sun during the summer too. Teachers can also take their lessons outside without having to worry about the unpredictable weather. Overall, the new play area sail has been a huge success and we are so glad that it will be enjoyed for many years to come.

About the client

Somerton Primary School is based in Newport, Wales and is a huge part of the local community. The school is comprised of four buildings, including the nursery, canteen, main building and demountable. There is also a lovely courtyard area, where the pupils can learn about the great outdoors and also enjoy their lunch on the picnic benches.

Every member of staff at the school was a joy to work with, including the Headteacher Mrs C Barnett. It was great to work with Newport City Homes to make a difference in the educational experience of the local schoolchildren. Whether the sail is used during playtimes, lessons or at the end of the day, we’re happy that it has become a part of this fantastic school.

Why invest in a school sail shade?

More and more schools are recognising the importance of outdoor play for young children and are making investments to enable this throughout the year. Because of the British weather, often pupils have to spend their break times inside the school, meaning they spent less time outside in the fresh air where they can let off steam and exercise. Luckily, we have the perfect solution to this problem and we’ve already helped hundreds of primary schools and nurseries to get better use out of their external space.

Chantry High School SailsOur range of school shade sails make a bold design statement and provide a great cover from the elements too. The sail shades can be made in a range of configurations and sizes, so you get the perfect product for your requirements. You’ll also get a choice of coloured fabrics and materials so the sail can match your school’s colours too. We specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of sail shades for schools so you know you’ll get the best quality canopy.

As well as playground shade, our sails can be used for a range of other applications:

  • Nursery shade sail
  • Dining area cover
  • Covered seating area
  • Play equipment cover
  • Covered walkway

Whatever your needs, our team will help you to find the ideal shelter design for your school. We’ve worked with schools across the UK, installing a range of sail shades, canopies and shelters. It’s great knowing that we’ve helped thousands of pupils to spend more time outdoors, which will have many great benefits for both the children and the school.

Why choose A&S Landscape for your primary school shelter?

Shelter we designed for Llandysul SchoolA school shelter can come in different designs, the choices to protect from dangerous UV rays and rain are endless. Whatever what you are looking to solve, be it an outdoor amphitheatre, a field shade, playground shelter, covered walkway, we have the product for you. With any number of colour combinations, A&S Landscape can make something to excite your students and work with your logo. Our coloured polycarbonate roof canopies cast a beautiful light when the sun shines, but whatever you are looking to create for your children we can help you with a wide choice of ideas and examples.

With over 44 years of experience, we’ve grown a reputation for our reliability and efficiency. We’re passionate about helping schools spend more time outdoors, playing, learning and having fun. Our list of happy clients is always growing, and we would love to add you to the list. We’re also happy to answer any of your questions, we strive to make the process as simple and straightforward for you as possible.

Get in touch with our team today to discuss your needs and options. Call us on 01743 444100 or email us at [email protected].

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