“They are able to become more confident in how they build relationships with other children, express their ideas, emotions or imaginations ”

Auntie, Oakwood PS
Oakwood 2019-05-15T09:48:47+00:00


As some of you already know, Licketyspit Theatre Company has taken up part-time residence at Oakwood Primary. We are a children’s theatre company who create shows and opportunities for games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play with children, for children.

Oakwood is one of Licketyspit’s flagship STORYPLAY schools.

Since 2017, every child in the school has been learning some of the Lickety Playcard repertoire of games, rhymes, songs, stories, dressing-up and imaginary play. P1s and P2s have participated in LicketyLeap (‘The Story of Margaret and Margaret’) and lots of parents have been involved too, for family Porridge & Play sessions, as well as attending the Licketyleap follow-up sessions.

We hope the children have continued to play at home – and to teach the games to you too! (We are never too old to play!) We are also very grateful to some of our P1 parents, who have helped us produce information about Porridge & Play in Arabic and Mandarin.

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

We want everyone in the school community to be part of Storyplay, so we hope to see you at a session soon! Do get in touch if you have any questions or ideas for your Storyplay School.

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 by clicking on Register Now on the top right-hand corner of this page, 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!

What have we been up to in Oakwood Storyplay?

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Oakwood Storyplay Rhymes

May 8th, 2019|

We had a brilliant time creating warm-up action rhymes with P6 at Oakwood Primary School.  See their creative work below! Make yourself as SHINEY as a UNICORN, And as SPIKEY as a [...]

Oakwood LicketyLeap

April 10th, 2019|

In Autumn Term 2018/19, 30 more children from Oakwood P1, P2 and P3 took part in LicketyLeap (The Story of Margaret & Margaret). In Session One, they travelled through the bog, over the sea, [...]

Letters to Margaret & Margaret

April 1st, 2019|

Lots of children at Oakwood Primary have travelled through the bog, over the sea, into the cave and up the mountain with Margaret & Margaret. They sometimes get letters from their friends the two [...]

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