Online to Outdoor: How a Broadview Awning Facilitates Outdoor Learning

Cherry Lane School Outdoor Awning For Outside Learning

According to the Institute of Outdoor Learning, teaching outdoors can ‘improve attainment, increase engagement, and develop a wide range of skills’. In fact, a 2016 report by Plymouth University revealed 92% of children enjoyed their outside lessons more, while 90% expressed that they felt happier and healthier.

But it’s not just its educational benefits that make outdoor learning more attractive. The Covid-19 pandemic, particularly, has brought to light how much better the outdoors is for our physical health and mental well-being. Does that mean that more schools will want to make more use of their outside facilities?

If you’re looking for a solution that’ll help to facilitate outside learning, Broadview Outdoor Shading Solutions has the answer. Whether it’s throwing it down with rain or scorching sunshine, our outdoor shading solutions provide a protected outdoor learning space that can be used whatever the weather.

Providing a protective cover for outside lessons

Broadview Outdoor Shading Solutions offers several cover options that help to facilitate online learning. The most popular solution – and one that we installed for Cherry Lane School in West Drayton – is the Broadview Sunrain System.

The bespoke, fitted retractable system is controlled with the touch of a button – meaning instant cover in the event of rain! The system is also a permanent structure, so you can be sure it meets the strict health and safety regulations necessary for school environments.

We also provided a similar solution for Dulwich Prep in London. Due to the scale of the solution, we even installed a bespoke gutter system to ensure the Sunrain System withstands the heaviest of rain deluges. The school also benefits from a sophisticated control system that includes internal wall-mounted switches, and a master controller for convenience when teaching.

More about our Sunrain System

Our Sunrain Systems are made bespoke to individual needs. They combine a galvanised steel structure with an aluminium awning frame, and PVC awning material. We can even use our in-house digital printing facility to customise the awning material to include your school’s colours and logo.

If you’d like to learn more about how our Sunrain System will help to facilitate your school’s outside learning and playtime - and find out how much an awning will cost - get in touch with the Broadview team!