Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 6
6th June 2019
Week 6 at the Gorbals was a day for Pirate captains keeping things ship-shape on the open sea, storytelling and a surprise from poor Old Rodger.
Everyone really at ease playing together today. We had some extremely committed Pirates, wearing fantastic costumes and really feeling like we were on a huge ship, drinking our grog and swimming away from sharks.
Everyone over 5 volunteered to read some of the story we wrote together last week, which was really special – a beautiful, focused moment. Anoo the Alien and Jack the Deer also appeared in some of the Reflective Drawing, as well as “a butterfly high in the sky all the way to the moon” (3 year old)
We also sent a Letter to our Love to everyone’s great amusement – this along with Balloons is an absolute favourite.
There were huge smiles all round in Old Rodger and it was great to see how much the parents were supporting the children to get involved in planting the tree and tumbling down the apples. This was mirrored in the songs, where those who have been coming to Porridge & Play for longer were really making people laugh with their full-bodied renditions of Jelly on his Head.
Everyone was really excited for the Celebration session and keen to bring lots of exciting homemade food. Everyone was also delighted that Saliha brought some Turkish Delight to share following Eid celebrations.
What you said…
“I drew I sent a letter to my love – it’s me choosing everyone. That’s my fave game today because we’re in a circle and we can see everyone.”
“Mummy, the sun, the moon, a slide, water and an alien”
“It’s my friend Anne, she’s walking her dog with her Turkish delight with her hat on! Fave game – “Old Rodger is Dead because I like lying down to be old rodger. It makes me feel happy”
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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!