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Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 5

30th May 2019

Travelling from the St Francis Centre in several taxi’s, we all managed to avoid the wind and the rain arriving at the wonderful and exciting Dream Machine on the London Road!

As we warmed up and danced like Funky Chicken’s we could tell we were in for a great session and we were not disappointed!

There was a special birthday in the group this week so we all decided to bake a cake! There were lots of exciting ingredients – delicious melted chocolate, fresh strawberries and grapes as well as some more unusual and odd ingredients added like…. a pair of shoes, a beautiful pink dress and even a door! We all helped pour the mixture into a baking tin, open the oven door and pop in the cake to bake! With a loud beeeep! The cake was ready! We all decorated it and sang Happy Birthday to Alan! who turned 4! (Then we tasted the cake! Yumm!)

After we had finished eating our cake we had some story time! Jack read a brilliant story called Cockatoos by Quentin Blake. This is the story of Professor Dupont and his wondering and hilarious Cockatoos who get fed up of the Professors morning routine one day and decide to run away!

I wonder if we can all remember where the Cockatoos were hiding?!

The story of the cockatoos inspired us to create our own story! The entire group helped Ruby create an incredible story all about ‘Anoo the Alien and Jack the Happy Dear’! We loved hearing all your ideas for this story!

We had our Licketyspit picnic before Matt, the Dream Machine inventor, invited us to experience the Dream Machine – which is a bit like the Magic Ball! The Dream Machine took us all on an adventure around the world, up into space and into the heart of the Sun! This was an amazing end to a great Outreach session!
We had such fun at the Dream Machine. You can often go to The Dream Machine on Saturdays at 2pm. Its free or you ‘pay what you can’ for this wonderful treat! – especially great on a rainy day!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again next week!

What you said…

“Thank you so much for taking us here it was really wonderful.” (Mum)

“I’m very excited.” (Child, 6)

“Thank you. It was great. We will bring our husbands!” (Mum)

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BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow is a 7-week block of Licketyspit Playcard Play & food sessions for local families with children under 12. This year for the very first time we will be going out for sessions 4 and 5 to have Picnic & Play sessions in cultural centres around Glasgow. Find out more by clicking here!

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