Playground Shade at Lighthall School Birmingham
‘St. Barts’ as it’s known is a confident and exciting place to be. Working towards a series of regular improvements has given everybody on site some wonderful focus. This carries through to every single element of the campus and, in turn, everything that is added to the campus.
Fawn Brown - RAL 8007
A spot right between two buildings, this site gave us a real opportunity because by simply adding a canopy we created a strong and accessible outdoor space that was unavailable before, utilising the protection of the two buildings to manufacture an outdoor room, sheltered from the weather.
To do this we added a Motiva Mono curved roof canopy at a size of 8400mm x 5450mm to slot neatly between the two buildings.
Classrooms have long been the setting of choice for the majority of schools, but the upsides of outdoor learning are rapidly being recognised. You might think that it’s not viable, especially with the irregular British weather, but with a shelter, teaching outdoors can become a reality. With various configurations available for different purposes, any school can install a canopy to change any outdoor space into a new kind of classroom.
For children, new environments can enliven and excite, triggering an increased capableness to learn new information. At a young age, conventional classrooms can provide meagre stimulation for pupils and educational growth can become stagnant. By exploring the use of outdoor teaching, children can find fresh and refreshing ways of learning. Fresh air, and the capacity to teach in a considerably larger space, can open up new doors to the technique that lessons are taught and the tasks which can be performed.
Want to see more? Click here to carry on reading our article about the impact of outdoor learning.
Finished in a brown (RAL 8007) steelwork, we also added matching Alu-Tuff™ box profile guttering in Dura-Coat™ paint along with opal polycarbonate roofing, giving a partially opaque look.
If you’re looking to add a shelter to your campus then with a little scouting around you may find there are some very smart places to put it. By using the walls that are already in place you can create some protection from the elements on several sides at once meaning your canopy becomes a room instantly.
To find out more, take a look at our gallery of finished projects here.
Yardley Wood Community Primary School Install Polycarbonate Shelter
Our team designed a straight polycarbonate roof canopy for Yardley Wood Community Primary School Yardley Wood, West Midlands. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 15000mm X 3000mm.
Rubery Nursery School Add Straight Roof Play Area Canopy
A&S created a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Rubery Nursery School Rednal, Birmingham, West Midlands. The full contract involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 14000/9000mm X 3000mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish along with dismantling and removal of existing structures.
Bright Yellow Fabric Tepee Canopy Installed at Pennyhill Primary School
We erected a tensile fabric roof Tepee at Pennyhill Primary School Hollyhedge Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands. The contract included the supply and installation of one Maxima™ Tepee tensile waterproof fabric roof structure measuring 7000mm X 7000mm and post protector pads.
Straight Roof Playground Canopy Made for Christ Church C Of E Primary School
Our engineers produced a straight polycarbonate roof canopy in Christ Church Of England School Oldbury, West Midlands. The job involved the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 12000mm X 3600mm which included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish and four post protection pads.
Reddal Hill Primary School Add Large Curved Roof Shelter
We created a curved roof canopy in Reddal Hill Primary School Trinity Street, Cradley Heath, West Midlands. The full contract involved one Motiva™ Mono monopitch curved roof canopy measuring 5700mm X 4000mm with Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish.
Two Bespoke Shelters Designed for Halesowen College
Ryders Green Primary School Add Two Fabric Umbrellas and Polycarbonate Canopy
We constructed two umbrellas and a straight polycarbonate roof canopy at Ryders Green Primary School, Claypit Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands. The job involved the supply and installation of two Maxima™ waterproof Umbrella structures supported on a single upright and the supply and installation of one Motiva™ monopitch straight roof canopy measuring 8500mm X 2400mm and included for our Alu-Tuff™ aluminium box profile guttering and downpipes in matching Dura-coat™ colour finish and coloured polycarbonate.