GSO Test


OPAL is an award-winning programme to improve the quality of play opportunities. Here at St Peter's we highly value outdoor play and are committed to improving play for all our children.  Playtime is 20% of a child's school day and we want to ensure that this time is valued and celebrated. Not only does play provide a vital opportunity for physical development but it also provides important opportunities to learn about socialisation, co-operation, resilience, creativity and imagination – that is why play is at the very heart of our school and Growth Mindset ethos.

We celebrate play each week in our Friday celebration worship to help encourage children to recognise their positive attitude and approach to play.  

Here are some of our wonderful children in action during their playtimes: 



 A few words from the children after our first term of OPAL...

It’s very positive! - Y5 child

The mud kitchen is great because you can use it even if you forget your wellies. - Y4 child

I love climbing on the tyres - Y2 child

We have so much fun! - YR child

I love it in the tent over in the Forest School area - Y3 child

Having extra space is so good - Y3 child

The grassy area means we get to see more of nature – Y1 child

We take fun things from the games shed to play with! - Y1 child

There is now much more to do, a wide range of stuff and more interesting things like the music area and the creativity in Forest School – Y6 child

I enjoyed cleaning up the tyres when they arrived! – Y6 child

It’s pretty good and a shame we're doing it just as the Year 6 children are leaving! I wish we had it earlier! Y6 child