Gloucestershire and Bristol

Rachel Murray


Rachel Murray has 20 years’ experience of working with schools, families and community groups. Rachel is based in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, where she spent happy 6 years working as the OPAL Play Coordinator at Blue Coat Primary school, before becoming a full-time mentor within the OPAL team.

She worked within the school, supporting play at both a strategic and operational level, earning the UK’s first 100% OPAL Platinum level audit in July 2019 and two national Playwork Awards.

Rachel was the national winner of the Inspiring Educator Award at the annual Learning Outside the Classroom Awards 2016.
Previously to her work with OPAL and Blue Coat, Rachel was Director of Learning and Programmes at the award-winning At-Bristol hands-on science centre (now called We the Curious).

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