Holy Trinity School in Worcestershire Install Playground Canopy
After finally securing funding, Outwood Academy Valley was thrilled to ask A&S Landscape to install a large dining area canopy. The covered picnic area would relieve pressure from the dining hall and provide the students with more seating at lunchtimes.
Slate Grey - RAL NO. 7015
Based in Nottinghamshire, this outstanding academy needed to find extra space for their students to sit and eat at lunchtimes. A curved roof canopy was selected as a cost-effective method of creating valuable space on the campus, without needing planning permission or a formal building.
The chosen Motiva Duo measures 10000mm X 6000mm and so provides plenty of space for the students to enjoy their lunch outside. The Slate Grey RAL steelwork works perfectly with the surrounding buildings so the canopy blends in seamlessly. The Opal roofing also gives the diners protection from the rain, sun and UV rays, so the canopy can be used all-year-round. The canopy also features Alu-tuff™ guttering, which is tough, durable and long-lasting.
The shelter can be used during break and lunchtimes and gives the students the chance to enjoy fresh air during the day. This has many positive effects and will impact the entire academy greatly. In fact, Outwood Academy Valley was so happy with the finished project they awarded A&S Landscape five stars.
“It has been a pleasure working with A&S Landscape. We are very happy with the installation and the way the project was handled from start to finish. I would highly recommend A&S Landscape.”
Business Manager – Outwood Academy Valley
There is a lot of research that points out the advantages of spending time in the fresh air; alleviating heart rate, blood pressure, stress hormones and muscle tension. It can also enhance your mood. Improvements in attention, memory and concentration have also been verified.
How does this effect children in school? Well, being indoors for a large amount of the day is linked to increased anxiety and depression. Couple this with the attract of computer games and social media at home and you can see how vital it is to offer children as many opportunities to be outdoors during the school day as possible.
Spending time outdoors increases Vitamin D levels (an important hormone that helps to protect against a variety of diseases such as osteoporosis, depression, heart attacks and stroke). It is presented in studies that many of us do not get a sufficient amount of this important vitamin, so more time outside is pivotal to help deal with this deficiency.
With the longest break in the school day being the lunch break, a great remedy is alfresco dining. More and more schools are bettering their outdoor areas, erecting outdoor dining spaces, with canopies, shade sails, umbrellas and even enclosed outdoor dining rooms. With climbing pupil numbers, this is a solution to the increased pressure that existing dining rooms come under as schools grow.
Continue reading our blog post to find out how schools can tackle this issue and encourage their pupils to spend more time outside.
Outdoor dining areas are becoming more popular, as pupil numbers increase across schools. We also installed a fabric dining area canopy at Selston High School in Nottinghamshire. A&S Landscape has installed many dining shelters successfully, our friendly team can advise you of the best solution for your needs. Get in touch with us today.
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