Why invest in a playground canopy?

In our latest blog, we take a look at the key reasons why schools should invest in a playground canopy. Read on to find out more.

Published: June 24, 2020

As summer approaches and schools begin to reopen to more pupils, headteachers may be thinking about providing students with a covered outdoor area in the form of a canopy. This decision could be especially key this year, with the current emphasis on the outdoors being safer than the indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In our latest blog, we take a look at the key reasons why schools should invest in a playground canopy. Read on to find out more.

1. Children can play outside for longer

A playground canopy provides a great form of shelter for pupils when the weather is wet and allows them to play outside for longer than they might not have been able to otherwise. As we all know the weather in the UK can be somewhat unpredictable, and as pupils are encouraged to spend more time outside due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a canopy will allow them to do this and stay dry if it starts to rain.

2. A playground canopy provides both shelter and shade

Would you like to encourage more pupils to cycle to school? The great news is that a playground canopy can also be used to provide secure cycle storage, and help to keep bikes safe and dry during the school day. In addition, it can also provide important shade for pupils on very sunny days, something which is also important from a safety point of view.

3. It can also be used as an outdoor workspace

Think that a playground canopy is just a place to play? Then think again! A canopy provides a great way to bring the classroom outside, extending the opportunities that children have for learning and helping to make lessons unique and fun at the same time. Not only can you help to inspire their imagination, but you can also make lessons more engaging and bring subjects to life in a brand new way. In addition, the canopy could also be used by non-teaching staff as an alternative to a hot desk when not in use by pupils – the possibilities are almost endless!

If you are considering a playground canopy for your school, then you have come to the right place. Although you might think that a canopy could be expensive, we are pleased to say that it could be much more affordable than you think, thanks to our affordable rental payment package!

With Utility Rentals, your school could get the exact canopy that it needs in terms of size and specification, and best of all installation, ongoing maintenance and any necessary groundwork will also be included in the cost. Plus for total peace of mind, the canopy will be fully guaranteed for the full term of the rental and no upfront capital is needed either.

At Utility Rentals we are committed to providing the education sector with the best and most up-to-date equipment and are the experts when it comes to helping schools, academies, colleges and universities to make their budgets go further – so why not contact us today to see if we can help your school too?


To find out more about how we can work with your school to provide a playground canopy, please contact our team.


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