OPAL Project

Outdoor Play and Learning for Schools

"Playtimes are better with OPAL - OPAL supports primary schools to dramatically improve the quality of day-to-day play times, with a consequent beneficial impact on lunchtime behaviour, engagement, learning, personal development and physical activity/literacy."

Clutton Primary School are excited to be part of this learning opportunity and look forward to joining with you in this partnership of discovery.

To visit the OPAL website click here, or watch this short you tube video for more information.

OPAL Picnic and Play 25th May 2018

den building

We are proud to be launching our first OPAL shared session with parents and the wider school community.

On Friday 25th May (from 12pm) we are inviting parents and carers to join us for a picnic and play session.

Michael Follet (OPAL) will give a short introduction to the project and what it means for our school.

The rest of the afternoon will be spent den building and getting involved with turning the project into a reality.

For more details, see attached flyer

In keeping with our new outdoor spirit, we will go ahead even if the weather lets us down!

Return to the Copse!

Perfect autumnal weather blessed the grand trek to Clutton Copse as the entire population of children put on their wellies and headed south.

An array of stones had been collected and decorated by each pupil as they lay a permanent name marker at the base of their tree having first fully re-explored the copse to locate their growing marvel now resplendent in autumn foliage.

Our oaks, cherries, rowans, birches and aspens are doing very well; reclaimed from the bracken the week before the visit.

This was the first of four visits this year (one per season) where the children will be involved in a suite of learning activities surrounding their growing piece of green magic!

Many thanks go to all of the parents who came with us, enabling the morning to be such a success.

The Copse is now ready for business
Thanks to a team of fabulous volunteers, the bracken has now been cleared from the copse area, ready for our children to visit and plant their trees.

tree1 copse stones tree2