Having canopies in your school can significantly improve the quality of service it provides. They allow safe learning and outdoor play for students while providing shelter and a dry walkway for teachers and visitors. They can also create additional spaces that can be used for other purposes.
Installing walkway canopies also organises different areas within the campus and in-between buildings. Here are more reasons why you should have them installed in your school premises.
According to the National Disability Authority, not only do canopies improve accessibility for the disabled, but for everybody else on the campus. Covered walkways make it easier for everybody to move from one building to another in whatever weather condition. Schools often have more than one building and walking from one to the next can be risky when it’s raining or snowing.
Canopies also separate walkways from activity areas to allow traffic to move smoothly. They also designate areas for different purposes, making it more convenient to move around.
Extends Learning Areas
Based on the General Permitted Development Orders for planning buildings, canopies are allowed to cover a total of 100 sqm or 25% of building space. Covered areas can become extended classrooms to accommodate different activities for students. Your school can easily facilitate education outdoors.
Covered areas can also become waiting lounges for visitors and parents. Children can also wait for their parents under these areas.
According to British Standards, walkway canopies in schools should be strong enough to withstand heavy snow and winds. They could also be a shelter from harmful UV rays and o rain. They could serve as protection for anyone who uses them.
Canopies can also prevent accidents. Walkways around the school are kept dry so that students will not fall or slip. They also do not have to run for cover when it is raining.
Having canopies can improve the design of school grounds. It can become an attractive addition to the external areas, parks and gardens, and playgrounds, too.