OPAL North East Showcase: Grangetown Primary School

26th Jun 2024

Outdoor Play and Learning CIC
Target Audience
School Leaders
Cost (non-member)

NB: This is a partner event, please contact the provider above regarding booking

OPAL supports schools to develop a culture where play is valued, embedded and enables children to have amazing playtimes every single day.

Come and see for yourself.....

Thinking about starting the OPAL programme at your school?

Join us and be inspired by observing one of the best school playtimes in the country. Where kids get muddy, build dens, take risks, explore, experiment and achieve every single day!

School improvement for outstanding playtimes

The OPAL Primary Programme supports schools to develop key areas around policy, planning, risk management, staffing, design, grounds development, resources and playwork training.

Refreshments. Playtime observation. Headteacher presentation. Information session.


12:10pm Playtime observation

1pm Welcome from headteacher and journey to outstanding playtimes, with Q and A

1:30pm Ingrid Wilkinson, Director of OPAL North East, introduces the OPAL Primary Programme

2pm Q and A

2:30pm Evaluation and close

About Grange Town Primary School

Grangetown Primary School became an award winning platinum OPAL school in October 2023, following 18 months of total investment in developing their school grounds and upskilling staff. Described as a game changer, playtimes went from being problematic and boring to a hive of adventure and fun. This transformation resulted in happier children, more relaxed staff and, ultimately, more learning time. It was a win for all. The school continues to develop its wonderful grounds and sees play as an integral part to Grangetown's ethos and offer.

Please note this event is for schools considering starting the OPAL programme only, not current OPAL schools



Grangetown Primary School, Middlesbrough