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OPAL - Positive play

OPAL – Outdoor Play and Learning


Here at Colburn Community Primary School, we are committed to ensuring quality play opportunities are available to all our children. We believe that play is essential for physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual development of each child. Most of our best childhood memories are from playing outdoors, climbing trees and exploring the wide world around us. OPAL gives us the opportunity to give those memories to your children. OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) is all about using naturally and man made resources to allow children to be inspired and creative at playtime.



What does this mean for 

  • Happier children
  • Children coming into class ready to learn
  • A fully inclusive playtime offer
  • It allows children an opportunity to be creative and make decisions
  • Children develop independence and resilience skills
  • Increased social skills
  • ... and most importantly fun!


See below for some examples of how we have started our OPAL journey. We hope that you can support us going forward.

Play charter

Please take a look at our play charter. This was discussed and decided upon by our School Council who play an important part in shaping the future of play at Colburn.