Warlingham School in Warlingham, Surrey add Outdoor Dining Canopy
Based in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, St Bede’s Inter-Church School has a wide range of facilities it offers the students. The staff wanted to keep improving the school by getting more use out of the outside areas.
Slate Grey - RAL NO. 7015
A&S Landscape added a straight roof shelter at the school, measuring 7160mm x 6000mm. The Motiva Linear is finished with Slate Grey steelwork, which gives the canopy a sleek, modern look. This works perfectly with the Opal and Moondust polycarbonate sheets used on the roof. There is plenty of room underneath to place some benches and tables, creating a covered seating area.
Everyone at St Bede’s Inter-Church School is thrilled with the new shelter. The newly created covered space can be used during break and lunchtimes as a social area. This gives the students a dedicated space they can use throughout the year to enjoy some fresh air during the day.
The teachers could use the area as an alternative learning environment. This would help to engage the students and create a memorable and fun lesson. The weather will never spoil another class again! Equipment could also be stored outside under the canopy, saving space inside the school buildings.
Health is negatively affected by not getting enough exercise, producing increasing rates of obesity in children and adolescents. Children are not playing outside as much as they have done in the past, curbing their exposure to sunlight and thus the generation of Vitamin D which helps to battle infection and keeps skin healthy. Sunlight also helps to manage the formation of melatonin which regulates sleep. Phones and tablets emit harmful blue light, which can cause headaches and eye strain. Blue light in the evenings can even restrain the development of melatonin, which in turn can make going to sleep very difficult for some children.
So what is the answer to this slippery slope that we find ourselves on… More time outside!
For over 40 years we’ve been working with schools to transform their outside spaces. Our versatile products suit a range of applications, from playground shade sails to covered dining areas. Take a look through our gallery to get inspiration for your project. Or you can talk to a member of our friendly team on 01743 444100.
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