St Andrews C of E Primary School in Shropshire Add Covered Walkway

St Andrews C of E Primary School has the ethos of working together to teach and inspire all of the children. The staff decided to improve the school day experience for the pupils further by adding a covered walkway.

Project Specification

  • Product: Motiva Linear™
  • Size: 10200mm X 4000mm/1200mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Slate Grey - RAL NO. 7015

  • Roof:
    • Opal

A straight roof canopy was installed by A&S Landscape outside one of the buildings. The Motiva Linear features slate grey steelwork which gives the shelter a sleek and subtle appearance. The opal polycarbonate roofing also blocks harmful UV rays while allowing some sunlight through.

Everyone at St Andrews C of E Primary School is thrilled with the new canopy, and it has been a very popular addition. Classes can line up outside the school throughout the year, protected from the wind, rain and sun. Teachers can also take lessons outside under the shelter without having to plan around the weather. This alternative learning environment will help to engage the pupils as they get to learn outside of the four walls of a classroom.

The school could also store outside equipment under the cover, saving valuable space inside. Parents can stand under the shelter too at the end of the day, while they wait for their children. It’s safe to say that this local school will be getting a lot of use out of their canopy.

The benefits of playing outside on young children and why we need to encourage more children to do so

Converging studies recognise that children’s outdoor play is integral for their healthy development and academic performance. This topic shows the benefits of outdoor play in early childhood on physical health, mental well-being, and social and cognitive development. It also spotlights the need to change the trends so that children can have regular access to outdoor play. The prolonged interventions needed to reduce parents’ worries require practitioners’ training, policy changes and improved urban planning for safer environments and natural play spaces. That is a huge task that will take a number of years to complete. Yet, there are ways that schools can intervene, to aid children in attaining their key repeated experience with high quality unstructured outdoor play opportunities, which will assist their development and academic performance.

Continue reading to learn why outdoor play is so critical for child development, why it is declining and how schools can respond.

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Take a look at some of the other shelter projects we have completed in Shropshire

Stokesay Primary School Install New Canopy with Polycarbonate Roof

Our team produced a canopy in Stokesay Primary School Market Street, Craven Arms, Shropshire. The full contract involved relocation of existing canopy to new location and provide new polycarbonate sheets.

Shelter installed at Lower Heath SchoolColourful School Shelter Made for Lower Heath CE School

We constructed a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Lower Heath CE School Prees, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight coloured polycarbonate roof canopy measuring 9200mm X 6000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish ad the removal of the existing canopy.

Canopy we installed at St Georges Junior SchoolFreestanding Blue Canopy Designed for St George’s Junior School

Our team built a curved roof canopy in St George’s Junior School Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The contract included one Motiva™ Duo duopitch curved roof canopy measuring 6000mm X 5000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Canopy added to Weston Rhyn SchoolWeston Rhyn Primary School Add Yellow Curved Roof Entrance Canopy

We built an entrance canopy at Weston Rhyn Primary School Old Chirk Road, Weston Rhyn, Shropshire. The job involved one Motiva™ Entro curved roof canopy measuring 3000mm X 2000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.

Shelter we installed at Meole Brace SchoolOutdoor Dining Area Shelter Installed at Meole Brace School Science College

A&S erected a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Meole Brace School Science College Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 15000mm X 4000mm.

Multicoloured Shelter Manufactured for Coleham Primary School

Our engineers created a canopy for Coleham Primary School Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The job involved four post protection pads.

Ludlow Junior School Install Blue Fabric Umbrella Canopy to Play Area

A&S built a playground umbrella for Ludlow Junior School Clee View, Ludlow, Shropshire. The contract included the supply and fitting of one Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structure supported on a single upright measuring 5000mm X 5000mm.

Canopy we fitted at Newtown Primary SchoolNewtown C Of E Primary School Add Freestanding Blue Canopy to Play Area

Our team produced a curved roof canopy in Newtown C Of E Primary School Newtown, Wem, Shropshire. The full contract involved one Motiva™ Mono curved roof canopy measuring 6000mm X 4800mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes which were coated in a matching Dura-coat™ colour finish and four post pads.

Canopy we fitted at Captain Webb Primary SchoolStraight Roof Shelter Installed at Captain Webb Primary School

Our team produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Captain Webb Primary School Dawley, Telford, Shropshire. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 18500mm X 3000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.   Supply and installation of  57 sqm of dark blue rubber surfacing underneath the canopy and installation of kerb lines.

Idsall School Add Curved Roof Shelter to Play Area

A&S made a mono canopy in Idsall School Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire. The full contract involved one Motiva™ Mono monopitch curved roof canopy measuring 10000mm X 4000mm.