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School overcrowding has become a pressing issue, with schools struggling for space. Class sizes are on the rise and schools want to know they can accommodate more pupils over time. Making use of underused space is one way to reduce crowding and better cater to kids’ needs.
Creating multipurpose shelter for pupils and staff to use throughout the day provides the extra room schools need. See 3 ways back-to-back canopies are a useful investment.
1. Avoid crowded lunch halls
Lunchtime is when overcrowding is felt most keenly. Outdoor dining canopies take the pressure off, providing additional space to seat kids during lunch hours. Canopies UK can provide back-to-back canopies that create shelter for benches and cover picnic areas that kids can use whatever the weather. Place them anywhere on the school grounds where they are needed.
2. Make space for lesson overflows
Outdoor learning is an important part of the curriculum and is useful for PE lessons. If schools have the shelter of an outdoor canopy to rely on, it becomes instantly easier for them.
Sheltered play areas or outdoor classrooms can be used for lessons and breaks. Installing back-to-cack canopies, rather than extending, is the more affordable way to create an outdoor classroom. It makes use of empty or dead space and adds value to the school’s grounds.
3. Tackle packed corridors with covered walkways
Moving between lessons can be one of the most stressful parts of the day for school staff. Creating overflow corridors and shelter between buildings with covered walkways is a simple solution. It makes moving between different parts of the school quick and easy in all weathers.
To find out about outdoor classrooms and outdoor dining canopies, you can contact Canopies UK on 01254 777 002 or get in touch here.
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