Free
Current schools: OPAL school visit - Kender Primary, SE London

Current schools: OPAL school visit - Kender Primary, SE London

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

Kender Primary School

Kender Street

London

SE14 5JA

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description
Play makes up 20% of children's primary school life. See how an inner city school makes playtime a key part of their day.

About this event

Play makes up 20% of children's primary school life. How do schools plan for this 20%? What are the roles of the play team?

How do we develop our best teams? How can playtime support us to foster our school's values in all our children - resilience, courage, tenacity, kindness?

How do children get their play things out and put them away? What are the solutions to foxes and sandpits?

See for yourself what an amazing playtime looks like at Kender Primary School, an OPAL platinum award winning school.

11:15am - 12pm: OPAL networking meeting (existing OPAL Schools)

12pm - 1pm: Observation of playtime (all)

1pm - 1:45pm: OPAL new interest meeting (schools thinking about OPAL)

Note times are subject to alterations of up to 30 mins. Attendees will receive an email confirming times in the week preceding the event.

Join Kurti Birkenbeil and Cath Prisk, OPAL Mentors and experts in improving children's playtimes, and hear from Anna Jeffrey, Assistant Head and Curricula Lead for Play at Kender Primary School. They will be sharing their experiences of how the OPAL Primary Programme has transformed playtimes and the impact it has had.

In the morning (c. 11:15-12) current OPAL schools will meet to discuss practicalities of developing the OPAL Programme, to ask questions and connect with others on the same journey.

Around 12 we are joined by schools thinking about joining the OPAL Programme and we will all observe how the school's play team ensures all the children have access to all play types in this medium sized, urban playground.

In the afternoon (c. 1-1:45) there is an introduction to the programme with time for questions, open to anyone considering how to make their playtimes amazing. It can also apply to wrap-around provision and holiday activities too.

We will be outdoors the whole time - please come dressed whatever the weather. OPAL schools play outdoors in all weathers.

Please bring your own refreshments/lunch. There are plenty of local options nearby for food to bring or after the visit. Local parking is available on street, mostly free. Public transport is good nearby.

We keep numbers small so please do sign up soon. Also if you can no longer come do let us know so we can release your place to another school.

Share with friends

Date and time

Location

Kender Primary School

Kender Street

London

SE14 5JA

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved