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“With A&S it has been a smooth process including working with the team on site. We’re happy to work with A&S again.”
Site Manager, Willmott Dixon
“The A&S Landscape staff were very amenable. They showed extensive knowledge regarding the installation.”
Estates Manager, Tewkesbury School
“I’d heartily recommend A&S Landscape to any other school. I’d very gladly work with them again.”
Business Manager, Our Lady’s RC High School
Shelton Infants School
The Willow Primary School
The A&S Landscape was thrilled to get the opportunity to work with Charles Darwin Primary Academy to help them add shade to their playground. As the area was filled with colourful play equipment, it felt only right that we added to this with another splash of colour. We installed a Maxima Umbrella™ fabric canopy, made to the size of 4000mm x 4000mm. The school chose a joyful Signal Yellow colour for the single upright, which works brilliantly with the Victoria Blue fabric. The pupils love the new addition to their play area, it is the perfect spot to shelter from the sun, wind and rain. It’s also a great place for storytime if the teachers want to take their classes outside for an alternative classroom setting. Continue reading about the playground canopy we made for Charles Darwin Primary Academy here.
Woodlands Primary Academy was looking for a canopy that could be used both during play and lunchtimes. They knew that they wanted to get better use from their external spaces, and they had identified that a shelter would be the best way to do this. A&S Landscape worked with the school to create a canopy that met all of their requirements, and so it was decided to install the Motiva Duo™ curved roof model. Made to the large size of 15000mm x 11500mm, there is plenty of room under the roof for the pupils to play together and to sit down and eat their lunch. As the perfect finishing touch, the canopy was finished in a vibrant Traffic Red which also matches the school’s logo and branding. Find out more about the large shelter we made for Woodlands Primary Academy here.
Cheadle Hulme Primary School had a lovely play area, securely enclosed by a wooden picket fence. The pupils loved to spend their breaks in this spot, playing outside together in the fresh air. Unfortunately, they would often not get the chance to enjoy the playground thanks to poor weather conditions. The school decided to approach canopy specialists A&S Landscape for help with making the space useable throughout the year. We installed a Motiva Linear™ straight roof shelter in the space, finished with a subtle Basalt Grey coloured frame and Opal polycarbonate. This will offer UV protection, while still allowing a safe level of sunlight through. We thoroughly enjoyed working on this project with this lovely school and hope that the shelter is enjoyed for many years to come. Click here to find out more about the straight roof canopy we made for Cheadle Hulme Primary School.
Looking to make further improvements to the excellent facilities on offer, Sycamore Academy decided to add a canopy to their playground. This would offer shelter to the pupils from the weather, allowing them to spend more time outdoors. A&S Landscape was asked to design, manufacture and install a canopy at the school, one which would last for many years. After evaluating the school’s requirements, our design team proposed that we install our popular Motiva Linear™ product. To add a splash of colour to the area and encourage the pupils to play under the structure, the framework of the canopy was finished in an eye-catching yellow colour. Overall this project has been a huge success and we’re so glad that we could help this fantastic school. Want to know more? Read more about the yellow canopy we made for Sycamore Academy here.
This superb primary school was looking to create an outdoor classroom area that could be used throughout the year. At the same time, they also wanted to use the space to store outdoor play equipment. Larchfield Primary School contacted A&S Landscape and spotted our funky Motiva Wave™ canopy. Featuring a ‘wave’ style roof, the school knew that this was the perfect canopy for their space. We installed the structure to an overall size of 17700mm x 4000mm, so that there is plenty of room for outdoor learning, playing and storage. The pupils love their new space and the teachers can now take their classes outside without having to plan around the unpredictable British weather. This has created an engaging learning environment which is ideal when teaching about wildlife, ecosystems and the world around us. See more about the playground canopy at Larchfield Primary School here.
This Warwickshire primary school already had excellent facilities at their early years centre, however, the staff knew that the external areas were not reaching their full potential. They had the provision but simply did not have the efficient shelter to enable the external environment to be accessible all year round. In times of wet weather or when the sun was too strong, using the outside spaces during break times, or as outdoor classrooms was not possible. They needed an all-year-round, accessible outdoor learning environment, one that would promote personal development, creativity and inquisition.
They decided they wanted a shelter alongside a chosen area beside one of the buildings. To turn this dream into a reality, they called in A&S Landscape. They wanted a shelter that was the ideal complement to the school grounds, offered high-quality protection at all times of the year, and would result in an excellent learning environment. Without hesitation, A&S Landscape set to work to design, build and install their dream canopy.
The best choice for the school’s specific requirements was the curved roof, Motiva Mono™ canopy. Measuring 8000mm X 300m, the canopy provides efficient shelter to several pupils at any one time and was customised to have an ultramarine blue steel frame, and a clear roof, that works perfectly with the school colours. It is also the exact same design as the existing canopy, which had been previously fitted by A&S Landscape! The cover was fitted to the school wall as the design of the ‘Mono’ is elevated higher on one side which makes this the perfect configuration for this type of canopy. There are several useful applications for a Motiva Mono™, however, they do make excellent covered walkways.
The new school canopy proved to have a truly successful outcome, with several practical benefits now enjoyed by the pupils at Stockingford Primary School. With the extra space and maximum protection from the weather, the children are no longer confined to indoor areas when the weather is wet during the winter months. Having access to fresh air has countless benefits to their mental and physical health – an extremely important factor to think of in the education sector. Not only this, one of the biggest advantages is that the school now has the provisions to offer outdoor education at all times of the year, which has developed a more holistic approach to learning and all-round development.
The Early Years Centre is now considered by staff and parents alike as a pleasant place for young children to learn and develop and everyone is incredibly happy with the new and improved educational facilities. Furthermore, when the parents come to pick up their children, on sunny days they are protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, or kept dry when it rains!
Stockingford Primary School is located in Warwickshire, South East of the city of Birmingham. This school celebrates diversity and has a clear vision that children are entitled to innovative and differentiated learning experiences. We are so glad that we could help them with this vision with the wonderful addition of the shelter.
A quality canopy really does bring so much more to an education setting and we know that this school will enjoy these benefits long into the future. They were an excellent client to work with for the second time, and we hope they thoroughly enjoy the outdoor spaces now an effective shelter is installed.
Once you decide you want to transform your outdoor spaces, you may think it is as simple as choosing an outdoor canopy. However, if you really want to create a fantastic experience for your pupils and develop the perfect teaching area that is geared towards concentration, engagement and developing – it is worth going above and beyond the predesigned canopy. An essential piece of creating a beautiful place to learn is using the space you have available and creating a shelter that is unique to the needs of the children. Once you’ve established your requirements, you can look at how you approach such a project for your educational facilities.
Spending time indoors and outdoors
First, you need to ensure that the children have the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor and have good access to both when learning. Essentially, you’d like the covered outside space to act as an extension of the classroom. This will normalise outdoor learning, making it a part of a regular routine, and the children will naturally move between the two more freely. That’s why a canopy is the perfect solution, as they can be fitted alongside a building.
You may also want to consider storage spaces. This will free up room inside the building, and it means that any equipment you use for the outdoor play or teaching is easily accessible, and the outdoor teaching place stays uncluttered and tidy. This also leaves more quality time for the children to spend outdoors, enjoying their school life as they should!
Another way to create that perfect outdoor environment is to ensure that the overall design of the area allows for activities such as free flow play, storytelling, or even playing some sport. Depending on the needs of the children, this can really play a massive part on the final canopy. With the design flexibility of so many of the canopies at A&S Landscape, this is easily achievable. With a wide variety of optional extras such as side panels and doors and a large range of colours available, creating your perfect environment has never been easier.
At A&S Landscape, we have been transforming the likes of outdoor education for 44 years. With our extensive expertise and knowledge on creating an effective cover system, we offer shelters that give superior protection but are also a beautiful addition to their surroundings. With the structural variability available, we can design a canopy to fit in almost any space available, using the highest quality materials. Don’t just take out word for it, hear what our customers have had to say about us.
This Warwickshire primary school had an area of unused outdoor space. The area was located in between two classrooms, and in times of wet weather, the pupils would make a mad dash from one classroom to the next. Lacking purpose and being highly impractical, the space needed a transformation. The school set upon exploring the option of school shelters as their cover solution. With a school canopy, the teachers would be able to host outdoor lessons, incorporate messy play, or use the space as a meeting area during the hot summer months. All the while the canopy would provide a covered walkway! Calling in A&S Landscape, the first point of call was to talk through their wide variety of canopy options. With their help, the school were able to decide on a straight roof canopy. Read more about the playground canopy at Wilmcote C of E Primary School.
With parents having to wait for children to finish school in the rain, and a lack of shaded play options for children during break times, St John’s C of E Primary School urgently needed a school canopy solution. The question was, however, which one to choose from the extensive range of primary school canopies that were available to them? They knew this was to be a major financial project and needed the right guidance to help them find the perfect school shelter. This is where A&S Landscape came in. Delighted to help, they quickly got to work on the project keeping in mind the school’s specific requirements, constraints, and considerations. A canopy design that offers a high level of flexibility, with curved and straight roof options, and choices on upright placement, is the Motiva Cantilever™. This offered the perfect solution to the school. Click here to see more about the cantilever canopy at St John’s C of E Primary School.
This primary school, located in the close-knit community of Bretforton in Evesham, decided to add a canopy to protect their play equipment and make it accessible throughout the year. They wanted to ensure that the children could play safely in the summer, with protection from the UV rays, and reduce risks of slipping in wetter weather. School canopies come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and dimensions, and it was important that the shelter complemented the surrounding environment, whilst being made to measure to the chosen site. With a wide range of colours to choose from and their expertise when it came to drawing effective designs, A&S Landscape was able to offer the perfect solution to all of their needs. The chosen Motiva Linear canopy has a straight, opal polycarbonate roof. Find out more about the play area canopy at Bretforton Village School.
The Headteacher at Clive C of E Primary School in Shropshire is already seeing the benefits of the new blue school canopy designed, built and installed by A&S Landscape. Children can now access the outside curriculum whatever the weather and the older children use the area to play during break and lunchtimes. An outdoor learning area is advantageous for a variety of reasons, it is great for young children’s physical and mental wellbeing, it helps to develop problem-solving skills, and it helps with communication and working as an effective team player. Primary school canopies are an excellent, and cost-effective way to allow for outside learning, and are the perfect option for schools wanting to take a more holistic approach to learning. With A&S Landscape’s ability to develop made-to-measure designs for allocated areas, the curved roof school canopy installed was a huge success. Learn more about Clive C of E Primary School’s shelter.
To further improve the pupil’s experience at the early year’s centre, Stockingford Primary School in Warwickshire wanted to design a canopy that would complement their fantastic facilities, looking the part but being highly functional. This is where they needed good quality expertise, and knowledge, from a company that knew what they were doing. Working closely with the school, A&S Landscape designed a shelter that the school would love from the popular Motiva Mono™ range. With a clear roof and the Ultramarine Blue steelwork, the canopy works perfectly with the architecture and the existing canopy, which had also been installed by A&S Landscape previously! Delighted to be providing another school canopy for this Warwickshire primary school, A&S Landscape were pleased to find out that the canopy is being used for teaching outside, as a relaxation and play area during breaks, but also by parents. See more about the canopy we designed for Stockingford Primary School.
Working alongside consultant architects, A&S Landscape designed, built and fitted a Motiva Wave™ to frame the entrance door at Loughborough Primary School. The ‘wave’ looks fantastic, and makes a real statement to all visitors on arrival. The Headteacher was understandably thrilled with the wonderful addition and was extremely complimentary on the quality of the structure, and the service offered by the team at A&S Landscape. Doubling as an outdoor learning environment – the children can now learn outside too, making their time at the early years centre much more enjoyable. Primary school canopies are a wonderful addition to a school, and the options available are extensive. With a wide range of colours available and a number of different features, canopies are never predesigned, ready-to-go. Like this school in Loughborough, school shelters are designed with you in mind. Read more about the entrance canopy we fitted at Loughborough Primary School.
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