St Mark’s Church of England Primary School in Cumbria add Playground Canopy
Basalt Grey - RAL 7012
Loddon Primary School, located in the town of Earley, has an enviable site. With a new school building, an open-air swimming pool, sports fields and wildlife areas, this is a wonderful place for the children to learn and have fun. The school wanted to go one step further with the site and provide a covered canopy area with multifunctional appeal and a high degree of practicality. To be located along a side of their building, the school already had d a linear structure in mind, but they needed some practical help and advice to make it happen.
The brief given to A&S Landscape for this project was to help the school to get even more use out of its outdoor space. With such a wonderful site already, this was no easy task! The outdoor space at Loddon Primary School already had lots to recommend it, and so there was a need to design their canopy cover in a way that fitted seamlessly with the existing surroundings.
The perfect solution for this project was the Motiva Linear™ canopy. From its name, it’s easy to envisage why it would work so perfectly alongside an existing school building. This unobtrusive product looks great running parallel to an existing building. Despite the sleek look that this canopy cover solution creates, it’s built from a robust metal canopy frame, with the option to choose from either a galvanised finish or a specific colour from our Dura-coat™ colour finish range.
With a polycarbonate roof system, shelter is created as a barrier from the rain. But the polycarbonate also has an additional benefit of creating a barrier to the sun’s rays too. This means that the covered area is cooler on warm days and the sun’s glare is diminished. This is great news for teachers who want to use their covered area for outdoor lessons.
Loddon Primary School gained a fabulous outdoor area with their new wall canopy. Designed and built with specifications that maximised the amount of covered space, the area created offers a practical location for outdoor play as well as learning.
The finish selected for the steelwork was Basalt Grey (RAL 7012), which was a great complement to the modern redbrick building behind. Loddon Primary School decided to choose a clear polycarbonate for the roofing, enabling warm, diffused light to filter through.
The management team of Loddon Primary School was exceptionally pleased with their finished result. They said:
“The A&S Landscape team works very well together. They have the right attitude, communicate proactively and have strong leadership at the helm.”
Loddon Primary School has plenty of fantastic facilities to boast about. With their fabulous school site, there is lots for prospective pupils to get excited about. They teach children all the way from the age of two to 11 years old and were deemed a ‘Good’ school in their last Ofsted report.
The area of Earley itself has lots to be proud about too. Earley was previously said to have been number ten in the list of the best places to live in Britain. According to residents of the area the great schools, like Loddon Primary School, and lovely green spaces are just two of the many reasons why this is such a wonderful place to live.
Play yards and any outdoor play equipment is a excellent way to provide your pupils a healthy option to get a break from the classroom. Pupils getting exercise while spending time with their friends is something that schools should absolutely advocate, but it’s also really important that the fun isn’t ruined by a child getting wounded while using the playground.
Playgrounds can become hazardous for a wide variety of numerous factors. Unsafe behaviour is absolutely something that teachers and students alike should be on the lookout for. But together with protecting children from the elements, uneven and improper surfaces can also cause falls – and unsafe or faulty outdoor equipment can quickly turn the fun sour.
Find more advice on how to keep your play area safe by reading the rest of our article here.
Schools approach A&S Landscape for help in solving a wide range of problems. The top three reasons that our clients invest in a custom canopy are:
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