OPAL Playtimes at Pendragon

Outdoor Play And Learning

OPAL is based on the idea that, as well as learning through good teaching, your children also learn when they play. As 20% of their time in school is playtime, we want to make sure that this amount of time, which is equivalent to 1.4 years of primary school is as good as it can possibly be.

Play is essential to the health and well-being of children and promotes the development of creativity, imagination, self-confidence, self-efficacy, as well as physical, social, cognitive, and emotional strength and skills. OPAL very much promotes all of the above as well as our school aims and values summarised in our motto REACh.