We are an OPAL PLATINUM school!
OPAL is a huge part of our school day at Hadrian Park, and both children and staff look forward to getting outside to play, explore and develop together. The Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) Primary Programme is focussed on improving the quality of play for all children.
In July 2019 Hadrian Park were awarded a Platinum OPAL Quality Award for outstanding playtimes. The difference it has made is phenomenal. Children are happier, more sociable and resilient. As a result of the freedom and responsibility that comes with OPAL playtime behavioural incidents have dramatically reduced and children return to the classroom ready to learn. We have an abundance of play equipment that has been kindly donated by our community. Children have the opportunity to play on scooters, wheely trays and in a skate park. They can perform with their friends on the stage using instruments and fancy dress clothes. Build dens, explore the maze or experiment in the mud kitchen. OPAL has not only improved the opportunities and experiences at break times, it has also had an impact on the children’s creativity, stamina and confidence within the classroom.
OPAL is such an exciting programme to be involved with and we already have amazing plans for the future which we can’t wait for you to be part of!