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

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

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

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

Dates for Your Diary December 2019 – February 2020

Don’t miss out, make a note of these dates in your diary pronto! There seems to be an awareness day or week for most things these days and it’s easy to miss the ones that might be useful for schools and provide the opportunity for a different teaching and learning experience. We have shared some upcoming dates with you below from the big and obvious through to the smaller and less well-known, either way, there is plenty going on this time … Continue reading

Play & Learn Outdoors | September 2019 | Issue 1.6

Welcome to the ‘back to school’ edition of Play and Learn Outdoors. It’s a bumper issue filled to the brim with everything to do with outdoor learning, play and fundraising, we’ve even included a bundle of important dates for your diary that you can incorporate into your lessons. You will find all the main news stories from the last 3 months to inspire your imagination in the direction of enhancing your lessons and outside teaching space. To view our latest newsletter, please see … Continue reading

Play & Learn Outside | May 2019 | Issue 1.5

Welcome to the May edition of Play & Learn Outdoors. Spring has settled in and summer is on it’s way, so put the kettle on and have a quick read through the inspirational articles inside. In this issue we have listed some fantastic national dates coming up that your school can take part in, a host of outdoor learning ideas and it wouldn’t be an edition of P&LO without our popular fundraising ideas and tips. To view our latest newsletter, please see below or click here … Continue reading

Play & Learn Outdoors Issue – 1.2

Welcome to the second issue of Play & Learn Outdoors of 2018. Your source of outdoor learning ideas and fundraising inspiration. Inside you will find outdoor learning activity ideas, help with fundraising and much, much more! View the full newsletter below or click here to download a PDF version: Play & Learn Outdoors | June 2018 We’re sorry, your browser doesn’t support IFrames. You can still visit this item., however. Enlarge this document in a new window Publisher Software from YUDU In this … Continue reading

Spring Fundraising Ideas for Schools: 4

Circus This can be a straightforward event to organise as you can book a professional circus company so there’s no need to source your own acrobats or clowns! Also, children always love a good circus and when they find out you’re be holding one in their own school, they will become very excited. Pet Show Who wouldn’t want to show off their prized pets and ogle over everyone else beautiful prize winners? A pet show is something a little different … Continue reading