Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

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OPAL: Outdoor Play and Learning 


Mr Jordan proudly represented Fairlight at the Opal Play Conference 2021.

He shared with over 1000 people from around the world (Miss Stewart and Miss Joller say hi to all there Canadian teacher friends) that amazing play that we do here at Fairlight.

His speech was about the impact that Opal has had on our play and also on the process that we have been through over the last few years to improve the play and playtime experience.

As a OPAL Platinum School it was good to share with others the journey but also some of the key learning points.


This is Mr Jordan's Presentation. 

A picture to represent his thoughts and what he wanted to share. 

OPAL Conference 2021
OPAL Conference 2021


Useful websites and social media sites providing lots of information and fun ideas around physical activity and play for children.


Review and link to an inspirational TED Talk on play by Stuart Brown(Founder of the Institute of Play): https://medium.com/@LittleSeeds/ted-talk-review-stuart-browns-play-is-more-than-just-fun-dcf48babb382




Play Scotland - https://www.playscotland.org

Youth Sport Trust - https://www.youthsporttrust.org

Scouting Association - https://www.scouts.org.uk

Play Wales (Playful childhoods) - https://www.playfulchildhoods.wales

Cbeebies - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies  (a variety of games, activities and resources to keep children learning at home). 

Zoo webcams https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/countryside/g31784857/live-animal-webcam-zoo/ -

Indoor activities - https://www.nhs.uk/chage4life/activities/indoor-activities

Live shows, outdoor expeditions, Deadly 60http://www.stevebackshall.com/    

Website has lots of fun activities for kids that are reasonably easy to organise and fun https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com

Interactive learning through songs, art, videos and games. https://www.sesamestreet.org

Music, exercise and activity

PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl 

Go Noodle  (lots of songs with actions to keep fit)  https://family.gonoodle.com/

BBC Super Movers  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Cosmic Yoga  https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Learn to dance with Oti Mabuse every day at 11.00 and at any time


Face Book  - sites with some fun ideas

  • Uk Kidswindows                                                         
  • London Play
  • Inspire my play                                                          
  • Chester Zoo Live
  • Play Scotland                                                              
  • Bristol Library – 2pm story everyday
  • Children’s Scrap Store Bristol
  • Play England                                                               
  • The Power of Play
  • We believe in outdoor play                                       
  • 5 Minute Crafts
  • Learning and exploring through play                        
  • Early Years Scotland                 
  • Planning Playtime – Learning through Play

We are proud to be continuing to work with OPAL on developing and improving children's playtime.

Find out more about what OPAL do by clicking on their logo above and watch this space for updates on how we as a school are progressing.