City College Peterborough Add Shelter to Quad Area
To install a playground shelter at William Gilbert Endowed C of E Primary School in Derbyshire.
After careful consideration, we decided upon our popular Motiva Linear™ straight roof canopy. We have installed this shelter design at many schools and businesses, as its versatility suits a range of applications. This monopitch shelter has one side of the roof slightly higher than the other to help the rainwater run into the integral guttering system.
William Gilbert Endowed C of E Primary School wanted to further improve the existing playground facilities. The school had previously invested in the outdoor space, but when the weather was poor it couldn’t be used. The staff decided to contact A&S Landscape for guidance on this issue. Our design team worked closely with the school to create the ideal shade cover.
We installed a straight roof Motiva Linear™ canopy at the school. The shelter measures 7000mm X 5000mm, so there is plenty of room underneath the roof. This space could also be used to store play equipment, saving space inside the buildings.
The steelwork on the shelter was finished in a sleek black colour, which works well with the surrounding environment. Opal coloured polycarbonate sheets were used on the roofing, which allows a safe level of sunlight through while blocking harmful UV rays. This was an important feature as young children would be playing outside under the canopy during the summer months.
Everyone at William Gilbert Endowed C of E Primary School is thrilled with the new shelter. The pupils can now spend their playtimes outside in the fantastic outdoor area, no matter the weather. This has allowed the children to exercise more regularly throughout the day, leaving them refreshed and ready for their next lessons.
The teachers can also make use of the shelter by taking their classes outside. This alternative learning space will help to create memorable lessons which the children will readily engage with. Many studies have highlighted the benefits of using an outdoor classroom, so it’s great that this school can add this experience to their curriculum.
William Gilbert Endowed C of E Primary School is located Duffield, Derbyshire and is part of the Derby Diocesan Multi Academy Trust. With an intake of 243 local children, there is a real community atmosphere, where each and every child is known by the staff. The school aims that every pupil has the opportunity to ‘flourish and grow socially, academically and personally’, and it was a joy to get to work with such a great team.
There are many great benefits to adding a shelter to your school grounds, so it’s no surprise that more and more primary schools are choosing to do so all over the country. When schools are making the decision to invest in a canopy, it’s important that they make sure they are getting value for money and that the shelter will positively impact the facilities.
One of the main benefits of installing a school canopy is that the children will get to spend more time outside in the playground throughout the year. This allows them to get more fresh air, let off steam, exercise and stimulate their imaginations. Often schools are unable to use their fantastic playgrounds in wet or cold weather, but a shelter provides year-round protection from the elements.
Teachers will also be able to plan lessons outside of the classroom, without having to worry about the often unpredictable weather. A shelter creates a protected space outside, where classes can gather to learn and explore the outdoors. Tables can also be added underneath to create a more equipped outdoor classroom where the pupils can write notes and complete activities.
Another great feature of a playground shelter is the additional storage space it creates. Instead of bringing the outdoor play equipment inside at the end of the day, the staff can simply leave the items under the canopy, protected from the weather. This means valuable space inside the building is created, and the equipment is more readily available for the next break time.
With over 40 years of experience in the industry, our team will be able to help you transform your outdoor space. Whether you are looking for an outdoor dining shelter, covered walkway or entrance canopy, we have the perfect product for your needs. Our designs can also be adjusted and made bespoke to your exact specifications, using the latest technology and manufacturing processes.
Get in touch with us today to start your project. Send us your requirements to [email protected] or ring 01743 444100.
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