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Across generations and cultures, Australian children share a love for the great outdoors, whether swimming under gumtrees or playing in urban backyards. To foster this outdoor culture, we work with schools to create safe spaces for kids to play and grow. Because life’s great lessons are often taught outside the classroom – where kids can play freely without fearing the sun.
The way we learn has changed. Education has changed. We are constantly looking at the challenges you face as an educator and thinking of ways to meet those needs.
The range of solutions for your shade and shelter is as diverse as the problems you face. There isn’t a one size fits all when it comes to how you should cover and use an outdoor space. Whether your area is a massive assembly area, sports court or a smaller area like a playground shade, we find a way to get you the best result. We look at what you and your students use your area for, the time of day it is in use and what your desired outcomes are. Then we design your solution.
In a nutshell, we create your structure for the people who use it.
When it comes to families finding a school for their kids you want your school to look amazing. Our structures transform areas, creating spaces that you can reliably use for wet weather timetabling giving students the time they need outdoors. Many schools are now using their outdoor covered spaces as ways to create more revenue for the school by hiring areas out, outside of school times.
Depending on the type of structure you choose there is very little maintenance. The PVC fabric we use on lots of our weatherproof structures is designed so that it washes in the rain… It’s even smart enough to use those UV rays that it blocks to bleach the fabric to help keep it white! Chat to us about your space and maintenance requirements and we can organise annual inspections and reporting as well as any work that may be required.
With the spotlight on outdoor learning environments, the education sector is being challenged to provide students with choices on the environment they learn in. Moving outdoors to learn can be a seamless experience, and having enough covered areas is key.
Greenline works with government and private schools, both primary and secondary, and universities to maximise their outdoor covered areas, and make more effective use of their land. Our design build process makes the construction of your structure cost effective, with quick turnaround times for less disruption to normal school activities.
With a single point of contact to manage your project, our turnkey capabilities are proven in incorporating other scopes such as landscaping, outdoor furniture and surfacing.
At Greenline, we design our Covered Outdoor Learning Areas (COLAs) with careful consideration of your requirements, your needs, the space you’re covering and how you want to use it. Think of your shade structure as a canopy. In a forest, the canopy maintains optimum conditions for encouraging new growth. In a school, we also need the best environment to encourage new growth in our students and we now know that our learning environments are critical to achieving good learning outcomes.
Not much really. We can take care of everything. We can organise all of the permits, development applications and any additional contractors. We love doing a turnkey project that has you getting compliments off all the staff, parents and kids. So, get that structure off your to do list and delegate that to us!