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Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes

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Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes: How to Make 20% of the School Day 100% Better (Paperback) by Michael Follett

School playtimes account for 20% of a child's school life, but how can schools ensure that this time is as beneficial as possible for primary school pupils?

Outdoor People are proud to hold the franchise to deliver the Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) Primary Programme across East London and East Kent, and this is the book that started it all off... 

Emphasising the importance of play in child development, this book identifies the key challenges facing schools during break times and sets out a complete strategy for effectively managing playtimes that are fun-filled and offer children greater long-term benefits.

Readable and clearly set out, with before and after case studies showing how school playtimes have been transformed through the author's OPAL Primary Programme, this book demonstrates how to improve common issues such as behaviour, staffing, space and facilities in a sustainable way that capitalises on investments in equipment and training. Promoting wellbeing and healthy child development, this book provides inspiring reading for primary school staff and play workers, and creative ideas and ready-to-use solutions that will help schools to meet Ofsted criteria for excellent play.

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781785920981
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 228 x 150 x 10 mm