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OPAL 2021 - 2022

We need more stuff please!

Spare Wellies

So what does OPAL look like?

OPAL allows children to use the field all year round. At St Mary's we recognise that play is about learning and is such an important part of school life.

The children develop their language, learn how to share, improve skills and develop friendships.

                         They also get very muddy!


Please see the the top of this page - We need more stuff! for details of our current wishlist of loose parts.

Loose parts are any materials that can be easily moved, combined, and incorporated into children's free play.

Please don’t buy anything especially, or donate precious items – these items will be very well used and will get muddy!

Please leave any donations in the area by the bike shed, next to the green PTFA container. We will check each item against risk criteria to ensure they are safe enough to be played with.

The new Mud Kitchen, with thanks for donations and the building skills of our lovely parents!

OPAL Steering Group

The OPAL Steering Group is made up of members of teaching staff, governors, PTFA and Lunchtime Play Team - Karl Joyce, Francesca Smith, Kathleen Newell, Katy Thain, Alison Hatcher, Amy Shellard. If you would like to get in touch with the St Mary's Opal team please contact us here...