Storyplay

Storyplay Schools is a unique project designed to support the development of children’s literacy, language and confidence through the introduction of shared stories and inclusive play across the whole school community – children, families teachers and PSA’s. Storyplay is delivered by specialist children’s theatre company, Licketyspit, together with the teachers. Storyplay is a programme to raise children’s attainment and support a connected, imaginative, inclusive school community that celebrates children’s rights and equality!

Storyplay is based on the Lickety Playcard repertoire of games, rhymes, songs, stories, dressing-up and imaginary play. In some schools, parents and carers are invited to come to the school to participate in family Porridge & Play sessions and LicketyLeap.

There is lots of evidence that our approach builds children’s confidence, strengthens friendships, develops language and literacy and encourages an enjoyment of school. Our approach is based on fairness, inclusion and the knowledge that everyone is creative.

In a recent Storyplay Residency, 90-100% of children evaluated by their teachers showed an improvement or a marked improvement in confidence, social skills, emotional literacy and resilience and use & knowledge of language.

We want everyone in the school community to be part of Storyplay, so we hope to see you at a session or assembly ! Do get in touch if you have any questions or ideas for your Storyplay School. You are also invited to join our Children & Families Network to participate in community opportunities outside school – Picnic & Play, CFN Trips and Big Porridge & Play Glasgow!

There have been 8 Storyplay Schools so far and each school has its own page on the website. Click on the menu above to visit each page.

Storyplay helps unlock children’s – and adults’ – innate creativity and limitless imagination!

See what we’ve been getting up to in our Storyplay schools…

P6/5 Session 2 – Miltonbank

March 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Monday 16th March 2020 We had a wonderful session of outdoor Storyplay with the bubbly and energetic P6/5’s at Miltonbank in their last session. The whole class remembered how to warm up by making [...]

P2 Session 2 – Miltonbank

March 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Monday 16th March 2020 We had our second Storyplay session with Miltonbank’s P2’s outside! When we got cold we went into the hall. At the end of the session we found words to describe [...]

P1 Session 2

March 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Monday 16th March 2020 This week it was sunny so we played outside in the playground which was lovely because we could run! We had a double warm-up this week to keep us warm [...]

Miltonbank P1

March 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Monday 9th March 2020 We had an incredible first session of STORYPLAY with Primary One this week! P1 families are warmly invited to come and learn these games too at Porridge & Play next [...]

Miltonbank P6/5 Playcard Play

March 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Monday 9th March 2020 It was great to meet Primary 6/5 at Miltonbank for our first STORYPLAY session this week! We had such a great time playing and imagining together! We made ourselves as [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Session 5

March 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Session 5 Wednesday 11th March 2020 We had a fantastically exciting day with the Primary 4 class at Oakwood Primary on Wednesday. After a couple of games (warm up, funky chicken) to warm up [...]

We would also like to invite you to join the Licketyspit Children and Families Network.

This is a big community of families across Scotland with children under-twelve, who all know Licketyspit. It’s a place to share experiences, ideas and resources – online and by email and post. We are also working with museums and libraries to create more new free opportunities for families.

You can join the network here or by emailing cfn@licketyspit.com with your name, the names & ages of your children, and your postcode.

Please follow us on Facebook & Twitter, where we’ll share news and photos of our sessions (with your permission), and tell us what you think! We love to get feedback and images of children’s drawings inspired by Lickety Play – and we will always write back!