Shade Sail at Jigsaw Playgroup at in Connahs Quay

Our Maxima Waterproof Umbrella is very popular with the 55 children aged 2-3 years at the Jigsaw Playgroup at Jigsaw Playgroup in Connahs Quay.

Project Specification

  • Product: Maxima Umbrella™
  • Size: 5000mm x 5000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • White

  • Fabric:
    • Midnight Blue

Supported on a single upright, this umbrella is the perfect place to duck under when it starts to rain and when the sun is out it’s a safe place to play in the cool shade of the bright blue coloured shade sail.

“Our playgroup has 55 children aged 2-3 years old and they love the umbrella. We have water play underneath it and we also use it for our Little Tykes Castle play. The children love to duck under it when it starts to rain and they find it a lot cooler when the sun is out. All in all, we love it and have had very positive comments from parents and staff members.”

Supervisor – Jigsaw Playgroup

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The many benefits of outdoor learning on children and how canopies and help to create outdoor classrooms

Classrooms have long been the location of choice for a huge amount of schools, but the value of outdoor learning are quickly being realised. You may actually think that it’s not accomplishable, especially with the temperamental British weather, but with a shelter, teaching outside can become a reality. With various dimensions available for numerous purposes, any school can install a canopy to develop any outdoor space into a new sort of classroom.

For children, different environments can motivate and excite, contributing to an increased capacity to absorb new information. At a young age, regular classrooms can provide minimal stimulation for pupils and educational growth can become limited. By exploring the use of outdoor teaching, children can find novel and refreshing ways of learning. Fresh air, and the facility to teach in a considerably larger space, can open up new doors to the way that lessons are taught and the activities which can be carried out.

Want to see more? Click here to continue reading our article about the positive effects of outdoor learning.

See more of our canopy projects we have completed nearby in Cheshire

Archers Brook School Create Playground Shelter 

We made a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Archers Brook School Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Full details are: the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 10400mm X 3500mm and coloured polycarbonate. The contract included the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 10400mm X 3500mm and coloured polycarbonate.

Shade sail we installed at Malpas Alport SchoolPlayground Shade Sail Fitted at Malpas Alport Endowed Primary School

Working with our building contractor client our team created a waterproof sail structure in Malpas Alport Endowed Primary School Chester Rd, Malpas, Cheshire. Full details are: one 12000mm x 6000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof sail structure comprising of two square sails on six uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings including post protection pads. The job involved one 12000mm x 6000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof sail structure comprising of two square sails on six uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings including post protection pads.

Curved Roof Entrance Canopy Designed for Hermitage Primary School

In combination with our trade partner A&S built an entrance canopy in Hermitage Primary School Helensburgh , Cheshire. Full details are: one Motiva™ Entro curved roof canopy. The contract included one Motiva™ Entro curved roof canopy.

Vale View Primary School Add Shade Sail to Playground

In collaboration with our trade partner we erected a sail structure at Vale View Primary School North Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire. Full details are: one 5000mm X 5000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail structure comprising of one square sail on four uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings. The contract included one 5000mm X 5000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail structure comprising of one square sail on  four uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.

Curved Roof Canopy Creates Shade at Congleton High School

A&S made a curved roof canopy at Congleton High School Box Lane, Congleton, Cheshire. The job involved one Motiva™ Duo duopitch curved roof canopy measuring 11000mm X 6000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Reaseheath College Add Shelter to Playground with Fabric Umbrella

Our team erected a playground umbrella in Reaseheath College Reaseheath, Nantwich, Cheshire. The full contract involved the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 8000mm X 8000mm.

Sails we installed at Wistaston Church LaneWistaston Church Lane Academy Add Coloured Sails to Fields

We designed a shade sail structure at Wistaston Church Lane Academy Church Lane, Crewe, Cheshire. The job involved one 12000mm x 6000mm Maxima™ tensile shade cloth fabric sail structure comprising of two square sails on six uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings. and six post protection pads.

Fabric Umbrella Shelter Fitted at Weaverham High School

A&S created a playground umbrella in Weaverham High School Weaverham, Northwich, Cheshire. The full contract involved the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 5000mm X 5000mm.

Straight Roof School Shelter Added to Wistaston Academy

A&S created a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Wistaston Academy Crewe, Cheshire. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 7000mm X 4000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Winsford High Street Community Primary School Install Sail Shade

A&S made a sail structure in Winsford High Street Community Primary School Winsford, Cheshire. The job involved one 14000mm x 7000mm Maxima™ tensile waterproof fabric sail structure comprising of two square sails on six uprights including for all stainless steel fixtures and fittings.