Research has shown that children spend 20% of their time in school playing. Here at Pelton, we have adopted the OAPL (Outdoor play and learning) programme to ensure that all children use this time to their full potential. OPAL is built on the philosophy that all children should have an inclusive play environment which promotes imaginative play, risk taking and team work. Our children love the new outdoor opportunities that OPAL offers with so much more for them to do, no matter the weather!
Through this approach to play children are not only more active at lunch or break times, but they are also having the opportunity to further develop life skills such as cooperation, team work and problem solving. They are becoming motivated and enthusiastic builders, engineers, explorers and designers.
We are very lucky to have such extensive grounds in our school and OPAL has ensured that they are being used to the best of their ability.
Take a look at some of our amazing areas available to the children:
Tunnels and Tyres
Bushes and Willows
Golden Welly Award
Each week, a child will win the Golden Welly Award. This achievement is awarded to a child who has demonstrated enthusiasm towards their play and key play values such as teamwork, resilience and imagination.
OPAL after School Club
Following the success of OPAL during lunch and break times, we are now offering an OPAL afterschool club.
Look at the fun we have been having!