How To Fundraise In The Age Of Social Distancing

Just a year ago, fundraising was an easier time. You could organise fun runs, cinema evenings and lots of other activities that could help raise funds for important school investments like school canopies, new computers and more. However, all that has changed. Covid-19 is due to be with us for a long time and the need for schools to invest has not gone away. That’s why school fundraising options need to be found. Fundraising ideas now need to consider social distancing … Continue reading

Extending Dining Space with Canopies for Social Distancing

With the prospect of children gradually being introduced back into schools, Headteachers are looking for ways to extend specific spaces such as those where children will gather. One of those places is the school dining hall. You may think the most obvious option to achieve this would be to extend your school building however, that would be extremely costly, and the timeframe would too slow. A much more cost-effective option that will work perfectly with your time frame is a … Continue reading

6 Ways to Raise School Funds During a Lockdown

The current situation has no doubt had a huge impact on your fundraising plans and therefore your funding levels. However, instead of putting your plans on-hold, have you thought about changing them? The COVID-19 pandemic has taught a lot of people, in a lot of different situations to be creative and find alternative ways of achieving their goals. So, how can you raise funds whilst adhering to social distancing during and after a lockdown? Here’s a few ideas to get … Continue reading

Keeping Children Active Outside While Teaching Virtually

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In the current climate it’s hard to imagine how you can keep children active and going outside while they’re in lockdown and you’re providing lessons virtually. However, with technology and some ingenuity, you can create some interesting lessons outside that encourage your students to do some lessons in their gardens. There are many benefits to this. First of all, they’ll keep up with some fitness which has been a worry for the Government and children’s charities. Plus, time outside can … Continue reading

How to Make a Miniature Pond in Five Easy Steps

It’s fair to say that the current times have taught us a lot of things and just one of those is that it’s important, more now than ever that we make the most of our outside spaces at school and at home. As an added bonus, if we’re able to get creative within our outside space, it will have a positive impact on our children’s (and our own) mental health as well as a it being a great learning tool and … 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

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

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

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

Play & Learn Outdoors | December 2019 | Issue 1.7

Welcome to the December edition of Play & Learn Outdoors, I hope the new school year has been a successful one so far with many triumphant fundraising events and positive parent evenings. Over the past 3 months, we have rounded up the latest news from the Able Canopies HQ along with our usual tips, tricks and ideas. We have another bumper issue this month so there’s plenty to read including everything to do with outdoor learning and play, as well … Continue reading