Outdoor Spring Activities From Your Recycling Box

These are challenging times at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that education can’t be fun or interesting for children. With the arrival of spring, it’s an exciting time to be learning outdoors. There’s so much to see and do and it’s a great time to explore minibeasts and start growing vegetables. It’s amazing what you can do being creative with your recycling, both at school and at home. Here are some great ideas that are low-cost and can be … 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

2019: A Bumper Year for the Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy

Firstly, I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year, I hope that you’re all feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world after a well-deserved break. Upon my return to work, I quickly got stuck straight back into statistics as I do love a good comparison with the previous years. My first report was to see how many Coniston Wall Mounted Canopies we installed in 2019. I was pleased to discover that we’ve had a pleasant increase in … Continue reading

Selworthy School – Hazelbrook Campus, Somerset

End User: Selworthy School – Hazelbrook Campus Customer: Somerset County Council Contractor: Willmott Dixon Products Installed: x7 canopies, x2 umbrellas and x2 shelters Last month we completed our portion of the extensive £9m works at the all new Selworthy School’s Hazelbrook Campus in Taunton, Somerset for Willmott Dixon and we’re thrilled to show you the photos. Through the Scape Major Works Framework, Somerset County Council have expanded Selworthy School with a brand new campus that will cater for their Secondary … Continue reading

£7.8m Renovation for Derbyshire School

Murray Park Community School in Derbyshire were undergoing a huge £7.8m renovation which included a new school building featuring 15 new classrooms, a reception area, office space and canopies to the exterior. Able Canopies were invited to tender for the works, and we were more than happy to, particularly because we had recently completed a number of successful jobs for Wates Contraction who were managing the new project. These projects were at Westbury School, Bluecoat Primary School, Poplars Farm Primary … Continue reading

Able Canopies Receives Third ‘Perfect Delivery’ Certificate from Morgan Sindall

Here at Able Canopies we are extremely pleased to have secured yet another ‘Perfect Delivery’ certificate from Morgan Sindall. It’s our third Perfect Delivery certificate that we’ve received from them which was awarded for the works carried out at Ashmole Primary School in London in July 2018. What’s a perfect delivery certificate? On the Morgan Sindall website, they declare that in order to deliver focus to their philosophy, they have recognised five evident measures which they call their ‘Customer Commitments’. … Continue reading

Product Update: Ullswater Apex

The Ullswater Apex Free Standing Canopy is a long-standing product that has been in our range since the beginning. It is a robust structure that provides effective weather protection and fits in particularly well with more traditional style environments, while still looking great in modern settings too. We are always looking at ways to further improve our products and we have decided to give you more choices when it comes to the faithful Ullswater Apex. You can now choose from two … Continue reading

Sunshine and Showers

I cannot believe I’ve only just realised it’s currently #SunAwarenessWeek! Although I’ve maybe missed the boat on this one as it’s currently Friday, I truly believe that every week is a great week to raise awareness and educate children on the effects of the sun. With this in mind, I thought I’d look into some good old British weather stats and they’re actually pretty interesting… It’ll be no surprise to see that out of England, Scotland and Wales, in 2017 … Continue reading

How to make the most of your playground

Even small playgrounds and outdoor areas can be transformed into effective pockets of learning… The EYFS framework places a lot of emphasis on the importance of outdoor spaces and their role in enriching a Early Years learning environment. Providing an outdoor area that is stimulating and accessible to all is a tough task for any Early Years Practitioner, however when outdoor space is limited, for example in an inner city nursery, then the task can seem near-impossible! However, even the … Continue reading

Fleecefield Primary School Cover the Way for Staff and Pupils

Case Study: Fleecefield Primary School, Enfield, London Product: The Whiteside Entrance Canopy, The Coniston Wall Mounted  Canopy Size: Whiteside – 2.7m x 2.3m, Coniston – 11.7m x 3m Additional Options: Both Powder Coated Blue RAL 5003 Fleecefield Primary School in Enfield required two canopies for the entrances to their school building. They hired Linbrooks Building Solutions, based in Enfield, London and their contact called Able Canopies in their behalf. They had been on our website and viewed our product range … Continue reading