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To meet the needs of The Harvey Grammar School, our tensile canopy system solution was the Maxima Tepee™.
White - RAL NO. 9010
The Harvey Grammar School, which is located in Folkestone, Kent, is a school with a long and illustrious history. Whilst the origins of the school date back to 1674, they wanted to ensure that the demands of a modern campus were properly catered for.
Offering education to boys between the ages of 11 and 18 years, the school is a busy place with lots going on. From sport to drama and technology, they have an industrious campus that they are continuously developing to ensure that the learning environment delivers on the needs of their pupils. To this end, they approached A&S Landscape for expert input on developing plans to add an area of outdoor cover to help them to deliver on this plan. The aim was to incorporate a tensile canopy system into their estate.
With an array of choice from our fabric canopy product range, The Harvey Grammar School had certainly come to the right place for help! With everything from sun shade canopies to fully waterproof PVC covered cantilever umbrella canopies, there is a design to suit every need. When it comes to commercial school projects, there is lots to think about, and our expertise in this field put us in a great place to help them.
To meet the needs of The Harvey Grammar School, our tensile canopy system solution was the Maxima Tepee™. This product works well either as an individual free standing canopy unit, with sizes from three metres up to an impressive fifteen metres, or grouped together in a modular format. The modular format worked particularly well for the location and design that The Harvey Grammar School management team had in mind. We therefore designed, manufactured and installed three Maxima Tepee™ shelters covering an impressive 21 metre by 7 metre footprint.
In terms of customisation, The Harvey Grammar School selected from our extensive colour palette of both steel and waterproof fabric shades. The end design was completed in Ultramarine Blue (RAL 5002) steel with White (RAL 9010) fabric canopy cover.
The final installation was a fresh looking, practical design of three Maxima Tepee™ shelters grouped together. The Maxima product range has a really fun aesthetic and creates an attractive impression when grouped together in a design like The Harvey Grammar School project.
But it’s not just how great these structures look that makes them a good option, it’s the practicality that they bring with them that’s the real winner. The Harvey Grammar School now have a fully sheltered area on the campus that can be used for a multitude of different purposes. Whether it’s outdoor dining, or even outdoor learning, the space generated from an area of cover like this can definitely create something that both pupils and teachers alike will use and appreciate. Now, whether it’s meeting up with friends at break times, or taking some time out to eat lunch in the fresh air, the boys at Harvey Grammar have another fabulous school resource to enhance their learning environment.
The seaside town of Folkestone on the Kent coast is home to The Harvey Grammar School. This port town has long been an important hub for transport links across the Channel. No wonder, then, that during World War II the town became a prohibited area. As a result, the school was evacuated all the way to Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales.
We referred earlier to The Harvey Grammar School’s distinguished history which dates back to 1674. Founded by Dr William Harvey, who is said to be the first doctor to have discovered how blood circulated through the body, it’s history develops further with the words in the school motto ‘Redoutable et Fougueux’. These words are attributed to one of Dr Harvey’s descendants, Admiral Sir Eliab Harvey, whose ship, during the Battle of Trafalgar, forced the surrender of two French ships by those names. ‘Redoutable et Fougueux’ was then adopted as the family motto and enshrined into the school’s history.
There are a lot of proven benefits to dining outdoors as a part of the school day. As young people spend a large amount of the day in a classroom setting, it is paramount that they are given time to breathe at lunchtime. In spending this break outdoors, it not only promotes a peaceful environment but can also bring down levels of hyperactivity in a pupil. If a student is directed to occupy their break inside, it can echo the classroom setting and stop them from taking an adequate amount of time to relax. Eating outside is also a very sociable activity, free by the dining hall environment young people can chat with different year groups freely.
Over on our blog you can discover how schools can help their students to dine alfresco regularly – click here.
Many of our previous clients will agree that there are myriad advantages to commissioning a custom canopy system from our quality range of options. Here are our top five reasons for investing in one:
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Take a look at some of our past projects and customer feedback to see for yourself the vast array of practical uses for canopy covers on senior school sites.
Offering our customers a range of tried and tested brands, we can help with even the most complex of needs. Our team of experts have previously delivered bespoke canopy solutions to clients across a range of sectors, and this, combined with our particular experience of working with schools, means there is little that we cannot do when it comes to canopy installation. As a company with over 44 years of trading history in the canopy sector, our reputation is second to none.
To find out how we can help with your shelter solution requirements, contact our team today and we will happily answer your questions.
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