The school believes that play is fundamental to children’s development and that a good quality play environment is essential in a school. We have a gold accreditation from the Outdoor Play and Learning Project (OPAL) and have an ambitious plan to improve our school grounds so that children are stimulated and excited by playtimes. The Friends of Longwell Green are keen to support this development by raising essential funds, and recently they have provided money to help us buy a fantastic ‘playpod’, a store for scrap that helps children use their imagination to create new play.