BIG Porridge & Play
We had such a fantastic time delivering the third year of BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow with wonderful families. A BIG thanks to all of our Actor-Pedagogues, staff, our main funder, the National Lottery Community Fund, and support from Esmee Fairbairn and the Robertson Trust, our partners, The Tall Ship and The Dream Machine, photographer Eoin Carey and filmmaker Jonathan Ley & Jacek Hubner, our volunteers & translators, and of course to all our participants!
Big Porridge & Play Year 3 Blog!
Read about each week’s session, see photos and find your drawings from the Lickety Art Gallery – Don’t forget to show your family and friends!
What is Big Porridge & Play?
BIG PORRIDGE & PLAY GLASGOW is a unique three year project (2017-19), for families in Ruchill, Whiteinch, and the Gorbals with children under 12. BIG Porridge & Play takes place for 7-week blocks in April-June.
What is Porridge & Play?
Porridge & Play was developed in response to parents and carers in north Glasgow whose children participated in LicketyLeap. They were astonished and delighted at their children’s confidence and creativity. They asked us, ‘how can we do more of this?!’
Porridge & Play was our response.
Porridge & Play is based on the Licketyspit repertoire of 38 games, rhymes, songs, traditional streetplay and imaginary play. It is designed for children and adults, to encourage continuing intergenerational play.
Each Porridge & Play session begins with a group meal including lots of delicious fruit, porridge for breakfast or homemade soup for lunch. Licketyspit actor-pedagogues then lead a fun and relaxed play session full of fantastic games, songs and imaginary play. The sessions are carefully crafted to develop children’s creativity, social skills, confidence and relationships. We regularly consult children and their adults about how we can improve and develop the sessions.
The games are illustrated in the Lickety Playcards, a set of 32 cards with song words, game instructions and colourful illustrations.
BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow brings families together in their local community centre for an 7-week block of Porridge & Play culminating in a Celebration Sharing Event.