Play & Learn Outdoors | March 2020 | Issue 1.8

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Welcome to the March edition of Play and Learn Outdoors. We’re already into the third month of 2020, can you believe it? I hope you have settled into the year well and your pupils are now used to writing the new year in their workbooks. I know I still forget, sometimes. We’ve been extremely busy over the last three months gathering all the latest and greatest news for you to read through on your tea break with a steaming hot … Continue reading

Outside Comfort Zone Winter 2020

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Welcome to the Winter edition of Outside Comfort Zone. This edition involves two detailed case studies on two bespoke recently completed large installations. How to add colour to your playground with some coloured polycarbonate and some interesting statistics on our Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy.   Read the full newsletter here: OCZ Winter 2020     You Can Build a Rainbow As we supply many of our structures to schools and nurseries, we therefore offer a range of colourful canopy upgrades to make the outdoor … Continue reading

Canopies for Holiday Parks

Holiday camps in the UK may seem like a thing of the past to some however, for the majority they are an annual tradition and are best loved by young families and elderly couples. That’s why holiday park owners are always modernising their parks to keep them fun, fresh and safe. Like many restaurants or hotels, the shade and shelter structures at holidays parks tend to consist of collapsible umbrellas that do not provide protection from the rain and can … Continue reading

Our Service from Design to Completion with Contractors & Architects

At Able Canopies Ltd, we have a simple mission – to provide safe and stylish weather protection that transforms outside spaces. Our high-quality structures create new areas for use as dining, waiting or learning in the fresh air. They provide shade and shelter from the worst of the weather, allowing movement between buildings or generally making the outside space more comfortable. We can control the canopy design, manufacture and installation process and attend site meetings as often as required to … Continue reading

FREE Rainbow Colouring Download #StayHomeSaveLives

We couldn’t help but notice the wonderful trend to keep our communities connected and to bring a smile to the faces of those looking out their windows whilst in isolation. As you may know, Able Canopies are all about getting children outside to play and learn and unfortunately, that is currently not possible for children that are temporarily off school or do not have a private garden. So to help bring a smile to children and adults who take a … Continue reading

Improve Learning By Engaging With Children’s Interests

If you want to improve the learning of students in your care you need to think about how you’re going to engage them. There are lots of ways that you can engage children with learning in schools. One of the most popular options is to increase learning activities outside. This is a great option that can improve learning as well as mental and physical health. There are also other teaching options available that will improve learning. Here are some ideas … Continue reading

Able Canopies Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Following the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Able Canopies Ltd. are doing everything we can to ensure the wellbeing and health of our colleagues, customers & suppliers. We are following Government guidelines and regularly reviewing our operations, ensuring our colleagues and stakeholders are supported and that we minimise any impact on the supply of our goods & services. Although the scale of this uncertainty remains difficult to predict, at present we will continue to provide a service until we … Continue reading

Perfecting the Delivery

Receiving positive feedback from our customers is something that we always strive for and love to receive. However, when it comes to projects we work on for contractors, we rarely receive feedback due to the nature of the job and the number of people involved. That’s why we are always so proud when we receive a Perfect Delivery Award from Morgan Sindall. This month we have received not one, but two Perfect Delivery Awards. The first award was for the … Continue reading

RIBA Approved CPD Now Live: Fire Resistance Requirements for Balconies on Residential Buildings

We are extremely pleased to inform you that our CPD titled Fire Resistance Requirements for Balconies on Residential Buildings, has now been approved by RIBA and is therefore officially a RIBA Approved CPD. The CPD is for online learning only and can therefore be viewed in a time and place of your choice for your convenience. It covers the new legislation in The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018, the Advice Note on Balconies on Residential Buildings and the Approved Document B. … Continue reading

Plan Your Outdoor Space

When it comes to educating children, outdoor spaces are really important. They’ve been proven to help students learn more and be more enthusiastic in this learning environment. Plus they offer significant health benefits to all students. However, you can’t just have an outdoor space. You need to carefully plan it so there is a mix of planned, structured learning opportunities and space for unstructured learning for the children. You also need to make sure that children are safe in the … Continue reading

Find Additional Revenue Streams With School Clubs

It is well known that schools are finding it challenging to balance the books at the moment. Some schools have taken drastic action, such as cutting the school week to four-and-half days a week to save on supply teacher costs to help with budgets. But this is only a temporary solution. Instead of finding ways to save on costs, schools should be looking for ways to increase incomes. While fund raising events for equipment or building projects, like a free … Continue reading