Ranvilles Infant School Canopy

Ranvilles Infant School in Hampshire Add Colourful Playground Canopy

Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Ranvilles Infant School has a fantastic team of teachers who all knew the importance of outside play. To allow the pupils to spend more time outdoors, the staff chose to install a canopy.

Project Specification

  • Product: Motiva Linear™
  • Steelwork:
    • Traffic Red - RAL NO. 3020

  • Roof:
    • Yellow

    • Red

    • Blue - RAL 5003

A&S Landscape added a straight roof shelter to an area of the school playground. The Motiva Linear features a multicoloured polycarbonate roof with yellow, red and blue sheets. This works perfectly with the brightly coloured traffic red steelwork, overall creating a vibrant and jolly canopy.

Already the shelter has greatly improved the pupil’s break times, as they can go outside more often without worrying about the weather. This allows them to relax, unwind and refresh before their next lessons. The parents could use the canopy at the end of the school day too if they wish to shelter from the elements.

How the social and emotional development of children is impacted by regularly playing outside

A common but under-researched realm of social and emotional development in children is recognising the benefits of spending time outside and how significant the effects are. For such a crucial fragment of childhood, the gaps in research here are somewhat startling. Not least because, the research that currently exists proves that there is obvious evidence that outdoor time, like outdoor play, or outdoor classrooms, has a major positive impact on a child’s social and emotional development. These developing studies come from multiple disciplines using a broad range of approaches that all lead to the same stance.

Specifically, research focusing on; risk-taking, sensory skills, confidence, and anxiety bring to light how outdoor play positively influences children’s social and emotional development.

Click here to carry on learning about how outdoor play effects young children.

Ranvilles Infant School prides themselves on their innovative, fun and creative curriculum. As part of this, the teachers can make use of the canopy and hold lessons outside. This alternative learning environment will help to create an engaging and memorable class. We know how difficult it can be to plan around the weather, so now the staff have one less thing on their minds.

“The canopy is really lovely, the children will enjoy a sheltered playtime. The gentlemen on the site have been very pleasant and worked so hard. Thank you.”

– Ranvilles Infant School

A&S Landscape has over 40 years of experience working with schools. As well as playground shelters, we offer dining area canopies, covered MUGAs, bike stores and more. We also stock a range of playground equipment, including Buddy Benches. Why get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your needs? You can call us on 01743 444100.

We’ve worked with many other schools in Hampshire

Ditcham Park School Add Straight Roof Shelter to Playground

We produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Ditcham Park School Ditcham, Petersfield, Hampshire. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 9500mm X 3500mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish and glazed panels to side elevation and one end (13m).

Sail designed for Pennington Infants SchoolTimber Gazebo Installed at Pennington Infant School

Our engineers built a gazebo for Pennington Infant School Pennington, Hampshire. The job involved 3.5m Square Gazebo with Timber Roof.

Secure Shelter with Roller Shutters Designed for Harefield Primary School

We produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy with roller shutters at Harefield Primary School, Southampton, Hampshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 17600mm X 4000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.  The supply and installation of two electrically operated punched and glazed roller shutter doors to front elevation and glazed panels to the other sides.

The Portsmouth Grammar School Add Fabric Umbrella Canopy

Working for our trade partner A&S produced a playground umbrella for The Portsmouth Grammar School – Senior High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 4000mm X 4000mm.