The secondary aged children at Blessed William Howard School in Stafford enjoy their outside time but there was one thing that their school campus was lacking. A shaded seating area. On the warmer days of the year, there was no option for children to enjoy a seating area which protected them from UV rays despite there being plenty of room. A school canopy seemed like the perfect solution.
Blessed William Howard chose a design which would offer them a large shaded area under which they could add some seating. They chose a shade sail canopy design. The sail was made of shade cloth, which offers UV protection but is not waterproof. It was a large size at 11700mm 7100mm x 7200mm, on three upright posts. The Steelwork was Grey (RAL 7000) and the fabric was Rivergum Green. A really smart combination that looks great.
There are other fabric roof designs in our Maxima range, these include the Umbrella, Tepee and StarSail which offer alternatives to the shade sail.
This design has delivered a large shaded space in the schoolyard, just as Blessed William Howard was hoping for. The children will be able to enjoy this new area for many years to come.
To see images of our projects you can take a look at our gallery for some inspiration.