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‘Learn to Play… Play to Learn.’

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We are so lucky to have our excellent Playball coach, Emma Balding, visit us each Wednesday morning.  She works with children in the main nursery and Warren, running small groups throughout the morning.


We have implemented the Playball programme as part of our school curriculum. There are key benefits to weekly Playball lessons:


  • Research has proven that children between the ages of two and eight who develop the key movement skills and experience the joy of competitive sports, will participate in physical activity and enjoy the many benefits that an active lifestyle provides for the rest of their lives!
  • Playball sessions boost confidence and self-esteem.
  • Playball heightens children's self-regulation and executive function - the ability to hold information in mind, focus attention, regulate behaviour and plan their next moves.
  • Playball is great fun and our children love it!