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OPAL - Outdoor Play and Learning




At Almondsbury C of E Primary School, we know that play is vital for the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development of every child. A large part of school life takes place outdoors on breaks, and we want to make sure that all of our children have wonderful play opportunities. This is why we have joined the OPAL (Outdoor Play And Learning) Scheme, which gives us the opportunity to utilise our resources to the maximum, ensuring that every child can have a fully inclusive, creative, and inspiring playtime.

We know that happy children come into the classroom ready to learn, and also that learning does not only take place in the classroom. Our playtimes work with both of these principles.

Our children use playtimes to:

  • increase social skills
  • make decisions
  • be creative
  • develop independence
  • grow resilience


Our OPAL Play Coordinator and Play Leads

We are here to ensure the happiness and safety of all our children during their break time.