BEACON RISE IN BRISTOL

Beacon Rise was one of the first schools to become an OPAL Platinum level school. Ten years on they are still as amazing as ever.

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ST MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SURREY

Over the 18 month period of OPAL support St Michael’s transformed their playtimes from average to one of the very best in the UK.

As a result they feature on the cover of ‘Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes How to make 20% of the School Day 100% Better’

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WEST LODGE PRIMARY IN PINNER

The Head and Deputy Head Teachers of West Lodge Primary explain their journey to achieving to achieving OPAL Platinum award level how OPAL has affected behaviour, inclusion, language and enjoyment .

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ST BEDE’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY IN COUNTY DURHAM

The Head Teacher and staff  show how St Bede’s is an example of a school with no playing field and a tiny budget, which was still able to completely change the play experiences for all of its children, every day. An great inspiration of how to becoming an OPAL Platinum school is about attitude and culture, and not big spending and huge grounds.

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BROOKSIDE PRIMARY ACADEMY – HEAD TEACHER

Brian Walden Head Teacher at Brookside Academy in Somerset talks about his feelings that playtimes should be better prior to OPAL and how much has improved since starting the programme.

 

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SLIMBRIDGE PRIMARY IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Head Teacher Kathryn McNamara from Slimbridge Primary School in Gloucestershire on why the OPAL Primary Programme has changed lesson times at her small primary school.

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WHITTON GILBERT    HEAD TEACHER INTERVIEW

Paula Nelson Head Teacher  at Whitton Gilbert Primary County Durham talks about her reasons for wanting to improve playtimes and the impact OPAL has had on her school.

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THE DINNER LADY

A lunch time superviser from OPAL Platinum Kender Primary in Lewisham explains how her practice has changed as a result of OPAL in relation to Health and Safety.

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THE OPAL LEAD TEACHER AND EYFS LEAD

Kate Burelton from OPAL Platinum school Brookside Academy in Street talks about the impact of the OPAL Primary Programme on activity, inclusion and behaviour.

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THE PE AND ACTIVITY TEACHER

Adam Kelland from OPAL Platinum school Brookside Academy talks about the impact of the programme on physical activity for all children especially older girls who had been very disengaged with activity, sport and play. Click here

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