Schools need to have surprisingly elegant and easy solutions. This is especially important since school buildings deal with the same scrutiny, seasonal changes and wear-and-tear as other structures. But these investments should do more than just increasing the face value of the school. They should also further the quality of life for students.
Doing right by students, and their parents, require more than just allocating a big budget on your renovations. Like in any area, thinking a theme through can result is as much form as function. With any renovation being costly, it is only right to deliberate on every decision. Choosing one option over the other could mean a life without exorbitant maintenance costs.
Cover the Walkways (and Bask on the Benefits)
In facing snow, slush, rain and leaves (yes, really), the best thing to do is to install outdoor walkway canopies for schools. Coverings like these also help lower maintenance costs and the risk of injuries brought by exposure to the heavy snowfall on some days. The students will also appreciate these walkways during the warmer months. They have a shade to protect them from exceedingly hot or bright days. And, thus, they will be able to hang out even during break time.
Install Protective Seating Covers
It is also worth considering protective seating covers. Where there is a lot of activity, there should be ample seating options. But do not leave these seats unprotected by installing seat covers. The best thing about them is that they protect the seating from premature wearing due to usage. Better to replace these covers than the seats themselves, as that would cost tenfold.
Commuter Protection Through Bus Stop Shelters
Bus shelters serve an underrated but important purpose in protecting students from the elements. There are shelters made in metal, fabric and glass. These options can accommodate any school needs for budget and design. With such a simple upgrade, students can wait in comfort (or, at least, in peace).
Using Bleacher Shade Covers
Overexposure to the sun can occur without any warning, even in England. When there is a sudden and immediate need to protect people from the sun, a bleacher shade cover is a simple solution. This covering comes good in festivals, outdoor concerts, and sporting events. In addition, if you do not really need absolute isolation from the elements, this is an option to seriously consider.
Add Recycling and Compost Collection System
Although it may seem a universal need, adding a recycling and compost collection system still needs some thinking. It is for everyone’s benefit to have a proper disposal program. Without making things complicated, it simply keeps a place clean. No one will approve seeing schools with plastic bags, classroom paper, cafeteria food and other kinds of wastes lying around.
These upgrades may seem simple, but maybe that is just right. You do not want to complicate your straightforward need of protecting the students from the elements. This is why it is essential to keep the guidelines mentioned above. In the end, these will result in healthier, safer and more effective schools.