OPAL North East Showcase: Maryport Primary School

21st 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.


12:10pm Welcome from headteacher and OPAL North East

12:20pm Observation of lunchtime play

1:15pm Presentation from Joanne Ormond and play lead around OPAL impact

1:40pm The OPAL journey

2:30pm Next steps, evaluation and close

About Maryport Primary School

Maryport Primary school has truly transformed their playtime offer over the past couple of years. Taking advantage of their huge site, children now have access to freely choose where to play and what to do. The opportunities to play are endless, from den building, performing, small world and digging, to playing in the mud kitchen and being creative with the endless stock of loose parts. A school to definitely visit if you are based in the north west and thinking about starting the OPAL Primary Programme.

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



Maryport Primary School, Cumbria