St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School

Head Teacher Claudia Aquilina had seen the wonders OPAL can work at her previous school Soho Parish Primary in central London. On taking up her new headship she signed up to the OPAL Primary Programme. Even after a few months into the 18 month process, everyone can see the transformation in the quality of play for every child.

“From being football dominated we now offer an exciting, creative, physical environment which has something to offer everyone. Children are now highly active and interactive; challenged both physically and mentally. There is high quality role play, greater integration across the school and so much creativity. You can build a den, play in the mud kitchen, chat on the benches, swing, challenge yourself on slippery slopes, climb trees – the possibilities are endless and our children love it!”

Take me to the school’s own OPAL web page