OPAL North East Showcase: Lingey House Primary School

6th Jun 2024

OPAL 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.

Thinking about starting the OPAL programme at your school?

Come and see for yourself.....

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.


10:15am Welcome from headteacher and OPAL North East

10:45am Playtime observation

11:05am Next steps for OPAL

11:15am Evaluation and close

About Lingey House Primary School

A platinum OPAL award recognises the quality of a schools play provision, and what an outstanding play offer is available to all children at Lingey House. A giant sandpit, a mini woodland, the opportunity to dig, build dens, be creative, swing, slide and climb. Children have freedom and choice – they can explore the extensive grounds or find a cosy corner and just chill. Come and visit this wonderfully rich play environment and hear form the headteacher and curricular lead for play about their OPAL journey and what a difference it has made to so many key areas across school.

Additional information

A large car park in front of school is free to use and there is on-street parking if needed.

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



Lingey House Primary School, Gateshead