3 Ways a Canopy Can Help with Social Distancing

Canopies for Social Distancing

I’ve been thinking about ways that the human race may change once this pandemic is over and how we will view things differently. I think most of us have decided to appreciate the little things that it turns out are really the big things, and I also think we’ll all be a little more hygiene conscience along with a lot of other things. So, from this, I feel like we may want to keep a little distance from strangers because … 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

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

A Shade Sail That You Can Use All Year Round

Shade sails are often referred to as sun sails or sun shades simply because they were originally designed to provide protection from the sun only. However, we have found that our customers are looking for structures that provide protection from the rain too, that’s why we have added the Banbury Waterproof Shade Sail to our range. The Banbury is a commercial grade waterproof shade sail that provides protection from both the sun and rain, enabling you to use it all … Continue reading

Ideas For Outdoor Play

Are your students playing the same outdoor games? Do you want to introduce them to new ideas, games and activities to broaden their experiences and improve their learning opportunities? Here are some great options you could add to their play. A Mud Kitchen This is a favourite of many children because it is messy and fun. You don’t even need much, a simple play kitchen, some old pots and pan or other accessories and some water and mud. Children can … Continue reading

New Canopy Product Brochure Now Available

With the new year comes a new brochure for Able Canopies and we are extremely excited to be able to share it with you. Taking inspiration from the saying “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”, we decided to keep the same great layout as our previous brochure, yet updated the products and added some fantastic new installation photos. This gives the brochure a fresh new feel and ensures it is up to date with new products, discontinued products and … Continue reading

What Is Going Wrong With Our Schools?

Studies have shown that there are falling standards in schools. Many students are leaving without the necessary English or Maths to complete basic working tasks in the working environment. At the same time, with the rise of technology in the workplace, there is a significant need for an increase in students advancing to higher education. Schools Not Being Equipped For The Future There are plans in place to rectify these issues, but most of the current schemes are not going … Continue reading

Teaching Children To Accept Mistakes Rather Than Be Afraid Of Them

Thomas Edison is famous for saying: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” He knew the importance of making mistakes and their part in learning how to accomplish things. Students today have to have the same mentality. They need to learn to embrace mistakes, analyse what went wrong and then make changes to try again and get it right. A classic example here is in maths. Sometimes marking is only done on a right or … Continue reading

First Look Photos: Hailsham Community College Primary Academy

In August 2019, we installed a mammoth of a canopy at Hailsham Community College Primary Academy in East Sussex. We are working on a full case study which will be available soon however, we couldn’t wait to share the finished photos with you. The canopy is a whopping 75 metres long with a 3 metre projection. Although it is a bespoke canopy, the design is based on the Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy and features large steel beams that slice through the … Continue reading

Another Fire in High Rise Accomodation Raises Concerns

In November (2019) another fire broke out on a multiple occupancy high-rise building; flames tore through a block of student flats in Bolton, Greater Manchester. Thankfully no one lost their lives however, two people were treated at the scene by paramedics. The incredible lifesaving work from 200 fire fighters and 40 fire engines managed to prevent another mass tragedy however, it begs the question, why are these buildings still covered in flammable materials? This situation could have been prevented; with … Continue reading