Teaching outdoors is the perfect way to combine the natural environment with more practical learning. Being outside can provide the stimulating environment school children need to learn, create and explore. Built to your school's individual requirements, each structure provides a sheltered space and can be used in all weather, providing shade in the summer months and shelter from the elements in wet weather.
If you are looking to create a natural outdoor classroom then there is no substitute for a thatched Lapa. These structures provide a unique outdoor teaching area for schools that can also be used as a quiet area during lunch breaks and playtime, an outdoor reading area or even a stage. There is no limit to the size of the Lapa nor to the integrations that can be made, such as bespoke furniture, heating, outdoor kitchen equipment and toilet facilities.
As an alternative to a traditionally thatched building, our outdoor classroom range includes contemporary gazebo structures for schools that can comfortably seat up to 30 children (age dependent and seated on benches) plus a number of integrations such as tiered seating, outdoor cushions and more. For schools we recommend our playground amphitheatre for maximum flexibility.
For further examples of previous outdoor classrooms and other buildings, please visit our Case Studies page.
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Example Seated Capacity
Up to 30 on tiered seating
An outdoor classroom in the style of an Amphitheatre with tiered seating. Constructed from pressure treated timber, our experienced team can adapt this amphitheatre style of outdoor classroom to your needs - providing ramped access, feature points such as clocks, alternate roof finishes such as cedar shingle tiles or a thatch roof or a completely open sided structure with bench seating instead of tiered seating.
"We are so happy with the building...incredibly professional at all times and nothing was too much trouble. I will recommend LAPA to others and have already had teachers from other schools popping in to take a look! Please make sure that everyone at LAPA knows how delighted we are with the project." Kendall Primary School
Large Amphitheatre installed from;
£23,000.00 excl. VAT
Example Seated Capacity
Up to 20 on bench seating
Lapas are a stunning themed building that capture both the inspiring African nature of their origins, without being out of place in the UK with a beautifully thatched roof.
Adapted to any size or shape, your Lapa will truly be a unique outdoor learning environment for your school. Our experienced team will design and construct a Lapa that will meet all of your needs.
Lapa installed from;
£13,000.00 excl. VAT
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