Someries Junior School Umbrella Canopy

Someries Junior School add Outdoor Playground Shelter

Someries Junior School is a school making rapid progress and that buzz is evident in every corner of the site. So when they began looking to bring in a little extra shade from the Summer sun they had to make sure the shelter they chose would match their rising ambitions!

Project Specification

  • Product: Maxima Umbrella™
  • Size: 5000mm x 5000mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Dusty Grey - RAL NO. 7037

  • Fabric:
    • Poppy Red

Having looked around they chose to work with A&S Landscape, opting for our Maxima Umbrella to bring a little extra cover to their grassy play area. Working closely with the team at Someries Junior School, we installed a Maxima Umbrella, supported on a single upright, at 5000mm x 5000mm with striking grey steelwork (RAL 7037) and poppy red fabric that has a bold and playful look, visible from all over the site.

The Maxima Umbrella is one of our most popular shade canopies because of how functional it is whilst also adding an imaginative and whimsical design that keeps play areas feeling playful.

Why is playing outdoors so important for the social and physical development of children and how can we allow them to spend more outside?

Play is the heart of childhood, when children are well and unquestionably being themselves, but for a great number of children the opportunity to play outdoors, enjoying physical activity and fresh air, is restricted. Today’s generation of children aged 4-11 years spend a great deal of hours playing computer games, on iPads and watching TV and so this invaluable period of activity is more important than ever to offset long hours indoors in front of a screen. Shocking recent research show that a third of children play outdoors for half an hour or less in a normal day. That’s less time outside than prison inmates get! Of the 1,000 UK families who took part in the survey, 82% blamed the unreliable British weather.

Promoting more outdoor play is not just about the physical element of their health though. Active play during the school day are also helping children’s mental health. It teaches them how to share their opinions and emotions and listen to those of others. The practice of expressing themselves, taking risks and sharing are all vital stepping stones on the path to approaching adulthood with the capability to discuss, debate and empathise.

Want to see more? Click here to access our full post to find out more about the benefits of outdoor play on children.

If you’re looking to add some shade to exposed areas then we have a range of solutions, from our Maxima Umbrella to our Shade Sails which offer an even more creative design. We also have a fantastic range of outdoor playground shelters and dining canopies that mean whatever you’re looking for, we have it covered.

Take a look at our gallery here and once you have found a design that really excites you, get in touch and our design team can start working with you to get the work done!

Take a look at some of the other shelters we have installed across Bedfordshire

Cantilever Canopy Created for Cardinal Newman School

Working with our building contractor client our team made a cantilever canopy for Cardinal Newman School Luton, Bedfordshire. The contract included one Motiva™ Cantilever straight glass roof canopy measuring 3000mm X 1500mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Canopy we designed for Roecroft Lower SchoolWave Roof Shelter Designed for Roecroft Lower School

Our engineers produced a wave canopy for Roecroft Lower School Buttercup Road, Stortford, Bedfordshire. The job involved one Motiva™ Wave monopitch curved roof canopy measuring 5100mm X 4000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Shelter we installed at The Mary Bassett Lower SchoolThe Mary Bassett Lower School Install Two Straight Roof Canopies

Our team produced two straight polycarbonate roof canopies at The Mary Bassett Lower School Bassett Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 14630mm X 4000mm and one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 14580mm X 4000mm. Both canopies included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Sharnbrook Academy Add Two Fabric Canopies to Campus

Our team designed two umbrellas at Sharnbrook Academy Federation Odell Road, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire. The contract included two Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structures supported on a single upright measuring 8000mm X 8000mm.

Fabric Umbrella Installed in Playground at Biddenham International School

Working for our building contractor client A&S erected a playground umbrella at Biddenham International School And Sports College Biddenham Turn, Bedford , Bedfordshire. The contract included the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 7000mm X 7000mm.

Challney High School Add Shelter with Polycarbonate Roof

Working with our building contractor client A&S constructed system 60 roofing at Challney High School Stoneygate Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. The job involved System 60 roofing measuring 31960mm X 2258mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.