OPAL Outdoor Play and Learning Programme
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE OPAL PRIMARY PROGRAMME?
The OPAL Primary Programme is a mentor supported school improvement programme. It addresses all of the areas schools must plan for if they want to sustainably improve the quality of play.
During the programme, OPAL will work with your school over an 18 month period to support an entire cultural and practical transformation of the way that play is thought about, planned for, resourced and staffed. Most OPAL schools tell us they could never go back to the way they had been one they have completed the programme.
You can currently pay the entire cost of the programme out of the PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools as there is a large amount of evidence that the programme greatly increases the physical activity of all children and gets more children more active more of the time, sustaining those benefits over many years. The current programme cost of £4250 will rise to £4500 in September 2019.