At Chyngton we recognise that play is an essential part of a happy and healthy childhood. As a school, we aim to provide consistently high quality, sustainable play opportunities for all children. These inclusive opportunities in play are achieved by offering carefully considered outdoor spaces, equipment and toys that offer a rich choice of accessible play experiences for every child. We believe play has a vital role in children’s health, happiness and wellbeing. It creates children who are independent, confident, imaginative, adaptable, social and able to assess risks. These skills link closely to those of Chyngton’ s Learning Powers: to be aspirational, to co-operate, to concentrate, to be resilient, to have a go and to keep improving, which were developed to encourage and teach essential life skills.