School canopies are an investment worth making for educational institutions. In an era of overcrowded hallways and full classrooms, extending learning areas with outdoor canopies for schools offers practical long-term solutions that will improve the overall morale of students and staff.

Outdoor teaching canopies allow pupils to work together more effectively, and get creative with lessons – even messy ones – whilst keeping them safe from harmful UV rays or heavy rain. This means they can learn in a relaxed and interesting environment that makes better use of space and encourages students to interact with other children they might not normally sit next to in the classroom.

Many schools also use outdoor teaching canopies to help their students enjoy their break and lunch times. Rather than being crammed inside in a hot and sweaty classroom, students can enjoy their meal outside under a canopy that’s protected from the sun or rain.

A canopy can also extend the dining area of a school canteen to allow for more students to eat together – again, protecting them from the elements and helping to alleviate overcrowding issues. These canopies can be designed in a variety of shapes and colours to suit a school’s existing architecture.

When visiting prospective students or their parents, or Ofsted inspectors, a school’s external environment will make a first impression – and an impressive one at that. Outdoor canopies are a great way to maximise the potential of outdoor spaces and create a bright, clean appearance that will be sure to leave a good impression on visitors.

With an aluminium frame and triple-wall polycarbonate roof, these canopies are more affordable than steel and tensile fabric options, while providing the same level of protection and durability. They also feature a UV coating, which helps to protect against harsh sunlight.

Another great use of a school canopy is to provide sheltered space for student job fairs. This is particularly important if the event takes place in an outdoor area, such as a school quad, where the sun’s rays and wind can distract and detract from the experience.

In order to help improve the quality of their break and lunchtimes, a primary school in Essex decided to invest in a set of three SpaceShade Lux canopies. They were fitted off the side of their existing buildings, and installed with post protectors to ensure child safety. Streetspace was happy to help and we look forward to working with them again in the future. If you’re thinking of investing in a school canopy, our expert team can advise on the best options for your requirements and design a bespoke solution that will deliver both value and quality. We can offer a free site survey and quotation, as well as a 25-year warranty. To find out more, contact us today. We have teams in both London and Manchester.