"We now have community coming in before school and teaching students basketball skills, strengthening our community ties. The covered in area is well utilised during the day and is used for a variety of learning contexts."Pamela Dunn, Principal - Kimihia School
Creating outdoor learning environments
Located in a semi-rural setting on the east side of Huntly is Kimihia School. Founded in 1897, the school is at the heart of the local community.
The school approached Shade Systems with a common problem, how could they utilise an outside court area to create additional space for teaching, sports and activities? The design team at Shade Systems proposed a Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA) solution.
Now the students and teachers can hold assemblies for the entire school as well as playing sports in the wet weather.