Play stimulates imagination, grows curiosity and supports academic achievement. Through play, students can explore their interests while having fun.

At ASW, we believe all students should have the opportunity to experience daily unstructured outdoor play - our Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) playground supports this play in all weather conditions, offering:

  • natural materials and loose parts that invite play
  • pathways
  • structures to support physical and sensory needs
  • open spaces for ball play
  • a messy kitchen

Outdoor Play and Learning Play is essential for the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development of the child. Click here to download our PYP guides.Outdoor play and learning evolves over the year to follow our students' individual needs and interests, with adult 'play workers' supporting and encouraging different types of play.

If you would like to learn more about OPAL and other elements of our school's Primary Years Programme (PYP), click below to download a convenient series of guiding articles, written by our own program leaders.

Watch a Video

Students in the Messy Kitchen show their messy hands.
Students in the OPAL space build a structure with foam building blocks.
Students in the OPAL space pose with foam building blocks.