School awnings and canopies can have a broad positive impact on teaching, shading and eating areas in any nursery, school and other types of educational environment.
Outdoor learning environments are as varied and diverse as each setting and the children and adults that make use of the space. Each space, whether large or small, shared or segregated, sunny or shaded, will have unique features that affect the way it can be developed and used.
Identifying and overcoming any barriers to making good use of the outdoors is a vital first step towards effective practice in supporting outdoor learning. However, whatever the variation in size and design of outdoor spaces, there are some identifiable common elements that are recognised to have a positive impact on children’s outdoor learning.
Benefits of school awnings
Sports pavilions can be improved by awnings to keep equipment and pupils participating in outdoor activities protected from the sun on warm days. In adverse weather conditions, awnings can be used to keep children dry – an important consideration for those who work with young children especially to avoid the spread of bacteria and viruses.
Plenty of fresh air is an excellent way to reduce the spread of infection. Outdoor play enables the infectious agents to spread out and be dissipated. It also enables children to get fresh air and exercise and be less constrained than they are in the classroom, thus promoting a healthier body and mind.
And with play area terrace products to shade for the sandwich eaters, we have products to cater for any educational environment.
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Aquarius Blinds have 30 years’ industry experience and a wide range of awnings and canopies for schools and educational establishments. Contact us today to arrange an in-depth consultation with one of our experts.