A new outdoor classroom for Willetton Senior High School
Find out how Felton provided customised outdoor school furniture to Willetton Senior High School to create a fun, yet practical outdoor learning environment
It’s no surprise that 2400 students would take a heavy toll on an area of lawn. Add extended shade to high traffic, and it becomes virtually impossible to keep grass healthy and in good condition. That was the problem faced by Willetton Senior High School, just South of the Perth CBD. The solution was to transform the area into a recreation and outdoor learning area through the combination of clever design and the right aluminium, outdoor furniture.
Having previously purchased aluminium outdoor table and chair setting from Felton Industries, the school contacted the Felton team to discuss the best way to take advantage of the space. For the primary seating area, a combination of four of Felton’s classic Park Settings combined with one King Park Setting made full use of the available space. Manufactured from premium, Australian aluminium to industry benchmark standards, these settings utilise up to 20% more aluminium than competitive alternatives, ensuring years of trouble-free service. From the six vibrant colours available in Felton’s patented Safety End Caps, a standard fitting, the school chose a combination of red and blue Safety End Caps to represent their colours.
Needing to add useful aluminium outdoor table and chair settings to a pathway, while maintaining a wide passage, the Felton team recommended a combination of Bolt Down Bench Settings, customized to suit. Bolt Down Bench seats were placed against the adjoining building wall, which acted as a backrest, while Bench Seats with Backrests were placed on the other side of the table to provide support. The backrests also served to clearly define the seating area from the walkway. Customised, table tops made the settings compact, ensuring an adequate thoroughfare for passing foot traffic while still providing a generous space for this outdoor classroom and lunch area.
The school, and its abundance of students, were extremely pleased with the result. Citing affordability, functionality, quality and speed of service as factors that keep them coming back, we look forward to the next opportunity to work with this impressive school.
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