Add Class To The School Yard

These canopies are not to be confused with something one might find in the kitchen but are instead a cover beneath which children in a playground whether nursery, infant or older children are protected from the elements. Regulations insist that … More

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Just a Roof Will Do

It is impossible to avoid canopies when walking through any town centre in the United Kingdom. They are everywhere from bus shelters to school yards and a hundred other places too. Nobody in Britain likes getting rained upon perhaps because … More

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Tudor School With Covered Way

Surfing the net provides hours of never ending fun as well as being simply informative and even educational. Some sites claim to provide definitive information but all should be treated with a little bit of suspicion. Just searching for the … More

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A Look Down On A Canopy

The word canopy conjures up a picture of an outdoor area covered with a roof but with no side walls. Sometimes a large tent or marquee can be referred to as such but the word goes back a long way … More

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The Birds Need Shelter Too

Any structure that gives shelter from the rain without being a totally enclosed building can be called a canopy and with the British weather as it is there are more of these structures than perhaps any other country per capita. … More

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Rain Free Underground Or Overland

In an earlier blog mention was made of a school in England with the world’s oldest school uniform. Shelters from the rain are only a recent addition to this ancient establishment although there was another crafty way of getting about … More

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It Only Rains Half The Year

Whenever people mention Manchester the subject of rain will inevitably arise. There is a misconception that Manchester has more rain than any other part of Britain although this is untrue. With a mean of one hundred and forty rainy days … More

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A Crafty One Behind The Bicycle Shed

Strange sounding words often come from some ancient language like early Greek or Roman. This is certainly true in the English language which over thousands of years has absorbed several languages to become the one spoken tongue with more ways … More

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Cover It Up And Keep On Playing

School is not just about learning from books but it must also include playtime which is also part of a different kind of learning and that is about social interaction and formation of friendships. There is a distinct lack of … More

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Out Of The Rain With A Covered Walk

Take a look around any town centre, bus depot, school, factory or airport and what all have in common are covered walkways. Protection from all the elements such as rain, snow and on rare occasions in the U.K., even hot … More

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