Harvest Festival Ideas for All Schools

As soon as the children return to school in September, the harvest period is upon many. This should be a fn period and a great way for children to explore so much around them. The harvest period can help children learn about nutrition and food, lifecycles, local culture, other cultures and even history.  So here are some ideas that you can have to help you turn this year’s harvest festival into an educational and fun time.  1. Harvest Festivals Harvest festivals … Continue reading

How Well Will My Canopy Age?

So, you’re about to invest in a commercial canopy, but you’d like to know how well the structure will age? That’s a very good question, canopies are big investments and if you choose a robust structure from a trusted supplier, your canopy will not only live up to, it will also exceed your expectations. To give you an idea, back in March 2020, we installed a large 12m x 7.5m Double Grange Free Standing Canopy at Mauldeth Road Primary School … Continue reading

The Obstacles and the New Social Distancing Rules that Affect Your School

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on the 23rd June that from September, all children will be expected to attend school; whether they’re at secondary or primary. This is in part to the reduction of the social distancing rules that people must remain one metre plus, away from each other, not the previous two metres. Regardless of the distance, there are still some big obstacles that schools are facing. Classroom Space Even when you half the social distancing rules, you don’t … 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

The Brand New Arbour Entrance Canopy – Fully Aluminium Frame – 10 Year Guarantee

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Arbour Entrance Canopy which is the latest addition to our entrance canopy range. The Arbour is different to many of our other entrance canopies as it benefits from a robust, fully aluminium frame with integral guttering (similar to the Coniston) and it is covered with 5mm solid polycarbonate roof panels that have a legendary strength and is 200 times stronger than glass! We designed this canopy because we found that … Continue reading

Bramford Pre-school Playgroup Celebrates their New Canopy

Pupils at Bramford Pre-School Playgroup in Ipswich, Suffolk now have a sheltered outdoor playing area that will allow them to play and learn outside all year round thanks to the installation of a new wall mounted canopy. The canopy supplied by Able Canopies was funded by a grant from Early Years at Suffolk County Council and an Easter fundraising event at the pre-school which included a raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses, and a visit from the Easter bunny … Continue reading

Wendover Pre-school Celebrates the Installation of their New Canopy

1st February 2012, – Learning has never been so much fun for the children of Wendover Pre-school in Buckinghamshire since the recent installation of their colourful new canopy. Ever since the pre-school updated their garden area, they have been working hard to raise funds for a canopy so that the children could play and learn outdoors in all weather and all year round. The pre-school, that cares for up to 25 children each day, chose a wall mounted canopy, which … Continue reading

Rupert’s Under 5’s Pre-school Celebrates their New Sheltered Play Area

Rupert’s Under 5’s Pre-school in Seaton, Devon are currently celebrating the opening of their exciting new sheltered play area. The staff at the Pre-school chose to have the canopy installed to encourage the children to play outdoors come rain or shine. Fiona Laughton, Chairperson of Rupert’s Under 5’s explains, “We wanted to promote a healthy environment and give the children more opportunities and access all facilities… extending their learning.” Despite the limited funding available to the education sector at present, … Continue reading

It’s All New at Newington Community Primary School

Children and staff at Newington Community Primary School are celebrating the completion of two new multipurpose canopies at their school in Ramsgate, Kent. The school which has been educating the children of Ramsgate for 4 years, wanted to improve the learning environment for their pupils, enabling them to learn and play outdoors whilst keeping safe from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Mr Stokes, Newington’s head teacher is very pleased with the new addition to their school which was supplied and … Continue reading

Firm that has all bases covered …

Able Canopies are very pleased to announce that they managed to get noticed in the Northern newspaper The Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. The newspaper editor wrote this fantastic article outlining the huge success of Able Canopies Northern Branch in Penrith, Cumbria which first opened in 2008 and has since gone from strength to strength. Firm that has all bases covered … WHEN it comes to constructing commercial canopies, a company operating in Eden believes it has got all bases covered. Able Canopies Ltd. designs, manufactures … Continue reading