St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School Install Sheltered Play Area

St. Anne's Catholic Primary School is a friendly and playful school, full of ambition and incredibly polite children! But whilst it may seem as though they have everything going for them, they did have one thing missing.

Project Specification

  • Product: Motiva Cantilever™
  • Size: 6500mm x 3500mm
  • Steelwork:
    • Leaf Green - RAL NO. 6002

  • Roof:
    • Opal

When it rained there was nowhere outside to take shelter, meaning that playtime was always at the mercy of the Great British Weather. Not ideal when you have energetic children, aching to run around!

When StAnne‘s Catholic Primary School contacted A&S Landscape it was to install a Motiva Cantilever to provide the necessary cover that meant whatever the weather, playtime would go on!

The Motiva Cantilever is a variant of our Motiva range and can use back, front or central uprights which means this design is especially suitable for play areas where big pieces of steel don’t always go very well with tiny heads moving at high speed! We also installed a cantilever shelter at Newdigate Primary School in Bedworth.

The benefits and importance on outdoor play on children

Our wellbeing is detrimentally impacted by not getting ample exercise, resulting in increasing numbers of obesity in children and adolescents. Children are not playing outside as much as they have done before, curbing their contact with sunlight and thus the generation of Vitamin D which helps to combat infection and keeps skin healthy. Sunlight also helps to regulate the creation of melatonin which regulates sleep. TV screens emit damaging blue light, which can cause headaches and eye strain. Blue light in the evenings can even restrict the development of melatonin, which in turn can make going to sleep very tough for some children.

See how schools can help their pupils spend more time outdoors here.

We installed this Motiva Cantilever curved roof canopy at 6500mm x 3500mm, with Alu-Tuff™ box profile guttering and downpipes, all in Dura-Coat™ smart green steelwork (RAL 6002) with high, wide and effective post protectors in matching green to protect little warriors from those bumps and scrapes.

“Two man team were very competent and knew what they were doing. The job was excellent.”

Headteacher – St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Birmingham

The great thing about the Motiva Cantilever is that its flexible upright positioning means it can fit into even the smallest, most awkward spaces, working around doors and making sure that you can always get the weather protection you need.

To find out more about the Motiva Cantilever, click here and if you have any questions then get in touch.