The Benefits of Having An Outdoor Teaching Space

The Benefits of Having An Outdoor Teaching Space

As we are coming into the colder and wetter months of the year, using your outdoor space can become incredibly difficult – but there are ways and means around it! Why should outdoor learning have to stop in Summer? Here at Miko, we can provide a range of shelter solutions – meaning you can still make use out of your outdoor space… even in the Winter!


Shelter Solutions for Schools

Miko Engineering has been working in the education sector since we began over 30 years ago. We work closely with our clients to create shelter solutions that are practical and best utilise the outdoor space. Miko Engineering’s product range is designed with your school in mind. We understand that every school’s environment, budgets and needs are different. By working closely with each school, Miko can account for these individual needs.

Teaching & Play Canopies 

Outdoor teaching canopies are a consistently growing market for Miko. They are being used in schools as the main hub for teaching. Creative Education explains some of the reasons why teaching outside of the classroom is so important to the development of students and is just one of the benefits of installing a teaching canopy to your school. It is important to encourage to dine, learn and also play outdoors – regardless of the weather! One of the only ways to achieve this in the wintertime is through an outdoor classroom canopy. Covered outdoor dining areas for schools using a canopy are beneficial in terms of using space you already have for pupils’ wellbeing.


The Benefits:

  • Decreased stress levels
  • Increased motivation
  • Overall better behaviour
  • Increased imagination in younger children

Teaching outside will also develop children’s exposure to new and exciting opportunities. It will be a new and stimulating experience, helping the concentration span of the pupils as well as all of the benefits mentioned above!

Personalised Spaces

When designing and manufacturing teaching canopies and other shelter solutions for schools, one of the main questions we get asked is “Can we make it personalised to our school?” and the answer is yes of course! Bespoke solutions are the most challenging, yet rewarding types of projects for Miko Engineering. We love to design and manufacture something that is different from anything already out there. We would make recommendations along the way, so if you don’t know yourself how you might want it to look then we can help! One of the easiest ways to personalise your bespoke solution is by creating it in your school’s colours – a simplistic yet timeless effect. Whatever style you’re looking for the team here at Miko will ensure it fits with the environment, and is measured to size – enabling a perfect fit wherever it will be placed.


Our Product Range:

Cycle Storage

We offer an extensive range of cycle shelters and other forms of cycle storage. Cycle shelters are extremely popular amongst our school clients, but we still provide bike shelters to commercial buildings, hospitals and public service buildings. Within our cycle storage range, we have a variety of product types including cycle racks, cycle compounds, cycle lockers and scooter racks.


Canopies are a great way for your business to make the most of your outdoor space. Whether you’re looking for a covered walkway, entrance canopy, play canopy or a timber canopy – here at Miko we have the skills and expertise to design and manufacture them all! Take a look at our full range of canopies for schools and business!

Street Furniture

Miko Shelter Solutions certainly know a thing or two about street furniture products that are made to last. We use high-quality materials to build a range of bespoke and standard street furniture and other products. 


With a proven track record within the engineering sector, our experts have developed a comprehensive product range of outside and parent waiting shelters, all of which provide a comfortable, polished and protective shelter for many purposes and locations. 


Contact Us

If you are interested in any of the shelter solutions that we have mentioned in this blog post then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your ideas and receive a free quote. Teaching canopies are great to have in place and can be manufactured all year round! So if you’re looking for some inspiration, or you just want to chat to a member of our expert team then contact us today or take a look at our case studies page to find out more. 

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