Our school is about to start a programme with OPAL Outdoor Play to improve opportunities for physical activity, socialisation, co-operation, coordination, resilience, creativity, imagination and enjoyment through the provision of improved play experiences every day.
One reason Benchill is carrying out this programme is that childhood has changed and many children no longer get their play needs met outside of school
• Average screen time per day 5 hours
• Average outdoor play time per week 5 hours
• Percentage of UK children who only get to play outdoors with other children when at school = 56%.
A letter has been attached and sent home if you need more information.
Unsure as to what to do with your real Christmas tree after all the festivities?
would you like to help the amazing St Ann's Hospice?
Please see below as to how you can get your real Christmas tree removed in exchange for a small donation all in aid of a great cause.
If you have questions please see the school Office.