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Christ Church CE Primary School

'Let your light shine' Matthew 5:16

Play Leaders

Introduction to Opal


Opal stands for Outdoor Play and Learning and is a programme endorsed and supported by Sport England.


We aim to:

  • improve well being

  • develop self regulation

  • increase physical activity

  • aid social and emotional development

  • learn to manage risk

  • Have lots and lots of FUN!

At Christ Church, we encourage children to show our school values, such as fairness, teamwork and kindness at all times throughout the day.

One of the ways we try to encourage this is our voluntary Play Leader Scheme. This allows a group of specially selected pupils to have the opportunity to lead outdoor games and encourage positive play for children of all ages.

We love lunchtimes....

The Play Leaders meet regularly to learn about different types of play and to share ideas and expertise.  Activities range between ball games, imaginative games, construction games, teamwork games and skipping.


Wish List


As we work towards making our playtimes more exciting, no matter what the weather we need some equipment to help us to do this.  We would be extremely grateful of any donations of the following:

  • plastic crates

  • wooden pallets

  • cable drums / reels

  • large cardboard boxes

  • large buckets and containers

  • dressing up clothes / items (in good condition)

  • small toys ( farm animals / dinosaurs / dolls / cars / lego / wooden toys)

  • pots / pans / metal bowls / metal spoons / spatulas / plates (plastic)


If you have any of these items spare, please bring them to the school gate in the mornings.


Thank you in advance!