The BOT at Rotokawa had been researching gym options for the school but realised that that possibility was out of their reach due to expense, a very common problem schools find with gymnasiums. They found the COLA (Covered Outdoor Learning Area) idea and gave us a call.
After an initial site visit, Shade Systems sent a proposal with designs and concepts. Over the next couple of months we worked with the Board to finalise design, materials, storm water connections and pricing, helping them to get approval to go ahead from MOE reasonably quickly. The contract was signed in November.
Installation of the COLA started during the December/January school holidays. Rotokawa School wanted the canopy complete before the children started back for the New Year. A huge effort by the install team meant 4am starts and 11pm knock offs to get the project finished in time. Shade Systems were proud to finish the project right on time!
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