From September, the school will be working with Opal Play and Learning (OPAL). We chose them because we feel their programme will support our aim to make playtime a positive and productive experience.
The OPAL Primary Programme supports schools in developing a cultural shift in thinking about and supporting children’s play. Its success comes from a series of interrelated actions undertaken with the specialist support from the OPAL mentor. This embeds play into school’s policies and practices and establishes clear guiding principles and strategies for initiating changes at playtime’s. The results can be transformational and – at best – spectacular and show progress even in more challenging school environments. Please see the OPAL booklet for more information or visit their website