About Us

Welcome to The School of Play – where play is more than just an activity; it's a revolution in health and well-being. Together with our esteemed partners at Jugar Life and Energetic Education, we form a synergy of purpose and passion. Our mission is to harness the power of play, making it a force for good for people of all ages around the globe.

The Genesis of our playful journey

The Genesis of Our Playful Journey

Our journey began with our founder, Dale Sidebottom, whose unique background as a primary and high school teacher and personal trainer led to an epiphany. He discovered the immense potential of play-based learning and fitness. It wasn't just about creating fun activities; it was about transforming learning, movement, and life experiences into something joyful and engaging. In 2017, Dale took a leap of faith, leaving his teaching career to fully commit to his vision. He believed, and has since proven, that specially designed play-based programs can significantly enhance mental and physical well-being for people of all ages.

Our Mission: Empowering Through Play

Our mission is bold yet simple: to build robust, autonomous health and well-being skills in children, adults, and families. We recognise that life is full of unexpected twists and turns. That's why we are committed to equipping individuals with the tools they need to thrive in any situation, through innovative play-based interventions and research.