Brandon Primary School children are loving playtimes now that OPAL is up and running! There is so much more to do and everyone wants to be out there whatever the weather.
There is no time to be bored and as a result of the freedom children have to play where they want with whoever they want, playtime behavioural incidents have dramatically reduced. Look how much fun children are having in the fresh air. Not only are the new play opportunities promoting health and well-being, but also children are developing life skills such as cooperation, team work and problem solving. They are becoming enthusiastic and motivated scientists, engineers, builders and explorers!
Thank you for your support with:
- Sending your child to school with appropriate warm/waterproof clothing and wellies
- Donating to school any outgrown wellies and waterproof trousers/cagoules
- Supporting the OPAL ethos by asking your child about their play and accepting that they may get dirty…. If you wish you may send spare clothing for playtimes
You can still help us more by donating some unwanted materials you may have at home such as,…
Plastic or metal buckets, kitchen utensils , kettles, pans (for the mud kitchen), watering cans, wheel barrows, guttering, planks, shower curtains, tarpaulin, large fabric pieces, toy trucks and diggers….
Spring 2017 Update
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Gold Award for the developments we have made with our OPAL Play this year; this makes us one of the top schools in the country for play!
I am sure you will agree our grounds have been transformed by this initiative and all the children really enjoy all the opportunities they now have because of OPAL. Thanks to the hard work of staff, particularly Mrs Wilson and Mrs Holliday, we have been acknowledged for this development and we received this award in a special assembly.
For further information about outdoor play and learning please visit the OPAL website.