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Online event

Meet other OPAL schools and hear from OPAL mentors, headteachers, play coordinators and guest speakers. Bring a cup of tea.

About this event

#TeaWithOPAL is an informal monthly gathering for current OPAL schools. Everyone is welcome if you are part of your school's working group and are:

  • Going through the OPAL Primary Programme
  • Starting the OPAL Primary Programme
  • Sustaining your accreditation through the OPAL Plus Programme.

NOTE: This event is for the above schools only. If in doubt, please contact your mentor.

Bring a cup of tea along with your challenges, opportunities and solutions! There will be two or three short presentations focused on one specific topic, followed by small breakout sessions so you can chat to others from around the country. The session recording will be shared afterwards with OPAL schools only, plus all the ideas shared in the chat.

Topics covered:

  • 13/1/22 Play assemblies - offline and online
  • 10/2/22 Mud, mud glorious mud
  • 3/3/22 Storage - loose parts storage and wellies!
  • 29/3/22 Loose parts on a budget, starting OPAL without breaking the bank
  • 26/4/22 When the adults change… supporting staff towards a playwork approach
  • 24/5/22 Making our own storage - sheds big and small
  • 21/6 /22 Rough and tumble play!
  • 19/7/22 Helping parents to have a playful summer

If you have a topic for the next academic year, or would like to put yourself forward as a speaker, please get in touch.

Recordings are sent to those who sign up, as well as on the OPAL schools community Slack. But it's best to come and join in, make friends and find answers to your challenges!

If you have stumbled across this and want to find out about the OPAL Programme, please contact us through the website: https://outdoorplayandlearning.org.uk/