If you are in charge of managing a school, either as a principal or a member of the teaching body, chances are you like to have your finger on the pulse of what can make the learning environment better for your students.
This is where a custom designed shed can add value to your campus. Here are several scenarios where having these sturdy, safe sheds as part of your school complex can make a difference to the day-to-day school activities.
School gym storage
Open up the floor space in your school's gymnasium for physical activities by building a shed near the site for storing sporting gear. This means you do not have to worry about stacking up gym equipment such as bleachers or trampolines along the sides of the gym walls. Having an external shed also offers space for keeping your piles of chairs if you use the gym for school assemblies.
Four out of 10 Aussie children aged between 5-14 get the majority of their exercise at school.
Best of all, this freed-up space allows you to extend the area in which the students can exercise. According to Better Health, only six out of 10 children between the ages of five and 14 play sport outside of school.
For the remaining four out of 10, the school is the only space in which they get the majority of their exercise, so providing a quality space for them to enjoy getting fit can go a long way towards improving their health and wellbeing.
What's more, the latest Australian Health Survey found that a quarter of all Australian children and teens are either obese or overweight. Responding to this startling fact, Better Health commented that "we need to foster a more sports-minded culture that encourages children to be physically active".
One of the ways to help build and support such a sports-centric culture in schools is by making physical education classes enjoyable in quality gyms. Freeing up storage space could provide room for adding a basketball court, extending current floor space to include gymnastics benches and bars, or installing soft padded mats for stretching exercises for their cool down before heading to other lessons.
Workshop for automotive or woodwork classes
Many schools and colleges offer a wide range of subjects in their curriculum, including trade and skill-focused training through automotive or woodwork lessons. It's important that these unique classrooms prioritise the health and safety of students, especially since there are plenty of hazards or potential risks involved due to the nature of these subjects.
All our products come with the ShedSafe™ guarantee, so you can rest assured your students are in a safe environment.
However, such subjects are worthwhile additions to any curriculum. The Australian automotive industry alone turns over around $170 billion every year, according to industry research by IBIS World. Mechanics and automotive engineers often start the first steps of their career by opting to study automotive as a subject during their high school years.
Here at Shed Boss, we offer customers the flexibility to design customisable workshops too, so you can make them to a size that best fits your campus. All our products come with the ShedSafe™ guarantee, meaning the steel and manufacturing has been independently tested and accredited by the Australian Steel Institute. Because of this, you can rest assured your students are in a safe environment.
You can also opt for adding skylights so the students can conduct their sometimes tricky mechanical projects in ample natural light for optimum safety. Another useful tip for an automotive classroom is to add a front or rear garaport to your workshop so cars can be conveniently parked beside the structure while your students tinker away.
Get in touch with Shed Boss
These two scenarios are examples of how Shed Boss can help make a difference in the lives of your students. If you like the sound of adding a workshop for automotive, woodwork, electronics or other hands-on skills based classes, or constructing a storage space for your gym, get in touch with the team at your nearest Shed Boss franchise for a quote.
To make life even easier, you can get started on designing and planning during your lunch break from the comfort of your desk or classroom using the user-friendly Shed Boss app.
There are also several other Shed Boss products that may be of interest to you. We supply a range of steel patios and awnings that can be connected to create corridors between classrooms. These are ideal for protecting the students from the rain while the go from class to class. Get in touch to plan your school makeover!