Lugwardine Academy installs New Outdoor Classroom
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Herefordshire Outdoor Classroom Project
This Herefordshire Outdoor Classroom was designed to suit the exact requirements of the Lugwardine Academy. The school had approached Cabinco Structures because they knew they would recieve a personalised service to achieve their vision. We met with them on site and quickly understood the perceived difficulties. The gazebo was to be sited next to a large hedge and on sloping ground. The schools priority was to ensure that the classroom was available for year round use – whatever the weather. It was also important that it had plenty of seating for a full class of pupils and plenty of light.
It was agreed to install a large extended deck area for the gazebo to sit onto and thereby provide a dry external area. This also overcame the issue with sloping ground. The classroom would have two points of entry – one directly from the decked area and another using steps up from the playground. The classroom would have 6 fitted benches, but this would still be sufficient for a full class of children.
The side of the gazebo facing the hedge was fitted out with fixed coloured polycarbonate panels. This brighted up the dark side of the shelter and ensured that it was fully weatherproofed. The rest of the gazebo would be open facing and able to enjoy the sunshine. This side would use our roll down waterproof covers during bad weather and be completely open during the warmer summer months. This combination ensures that the school have a fully protected classroom that is suitable for all weathers.
The waterproof covers have a large clear section in each panel to let the light through and the logo printed reinforces the Academys identity at a glance.
The Gallery pictures show the completed Herefordshire Outdoor Classroom. The school are delighted and we hope you like it too.