Earlier this year we signed up to start an exciting new programme in conjunction with OPAL. (http://outdoorplayandlearning.org.uk/) to make our play times even better. The vision is that every child in every school has an amazing hour of high quality play every day – with no exceptions.
There are many proven benefits for schools which carry out the OPAL Programme. They usually include: more enjoyment of school, less teaching time lost to disputes between children, fewer accidents and greatly improved behaviour.
The children really enjoyed playing in our digging area at playtime. They helped to clear the weeds and had great fun talking about the different bugs that they found.