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What is OPAL?

OPAL stands for Outdoor Play and Learning and is a programme endorsed and supported by Sport England.

OPAL's mission statement is "to ensure that every school child has an amazing playtime every day with no exceptions."

At Ramsgate Holy Trinity we aim to: -

  • improve well-being
  • develop self-regulation
  • increase physical activity
  • aid social and emotional development
  • inspire spiritual moments
  • learn to manage risk
  • …and most importantly have FUN!

Here are just a few photos of the changes we have made and the fun we have had so far!

The OPAL programme rational is that “…better, more active and creative playtimes can mean happier and healthier children, and having happier, healthier and more active children usually results in a more positive attitude to learning in school, with more effective classroom lessons, less staff time spent resolving unnecessary behavioural problems, fewer playtime accidents, happier staff and a healthier attitude to life.”

The school acknowledges the UN Charter on the Rights of the Child, especially Article 31, and supports the child’s right to play. We believe play provision should be:

Welcoming and accessible to every child, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, economic or social circumstance, ethnic or cultural background or origin, or individual abilities.

To follow and see our latest news, please click on our OPAL newsletters.