Porridge & Play Hubs

Porridge & Play hubs are happening in Castlemilk & East End in 2022!

We are thrilled to announce that Licketyspit has been funded by the New Scots Integration Fund to set up two new Porridge & Play Hubs in Glasgow!

Porridge & Play Hubs – Castlemilk & East End will be delivered in partnership with Storyplay Champion partners, parents/carers and children from these communities, with open sessions starting in the new year.

The project has been designed in consultation with the Licketyspit Children & Families Network and draws on Licketyspit’s highly successful and well-evaluated intergenerational imaginary play project Big Porridge & Play Glasgow.

We chose Castlemilk and the East End for this expansion because of the high numbers of asylum-seeking families living in and around these areas who have joined Licketyspit’s Porridge & Play Online sessions and further, because of the enthusiasm of our local partners to learn about and use Licketyspit’s Storyplay approach.

My experience as a volunteer with Licketyspit is one of the most remarkable experiences, as the sessions invests in the future through enhancing children’s imagination and creativity.

Asim

Doing this has made realise how much I like being with children, even though I’m an adult, doing these kinds of things I feel I can be more myself.

Boatemma

You are very kind it is making me more relaxed. You are connecting with me, you are making conversation so I feel fine.

Saliha

It just helps everybody to connect and to see myself as a child. It’s something that’s helping with the bonding with my children. It’s usually very difficult…[and this] it goes a long way to help the bonding.

Daniel

I feel free. With the dressing up, you can’t do that all the time but I feel I can be myself.

Boatemma

That time we spend outside means a lot to me and I’m sure it does to other parents too.

Daniel

I am feeling better because if I think I am doing some useful things I am feeling much better and during the session meeting some new people and absorbing their changing, week by week. And week by week mothers are talking more, they know me and ask how are you. It is good, I think they feel better too.

Saliha

Taster sessions

We are also holding taster sessions in schools, nurseries & youth groups in these communities, between the 17th Jan 2022 – 4th of Feb 2022 so we can show everyone how we play!

To book a taster please email rhianne@licketyspit.com

Storyplay Champions

Licketyspit hopes these two new Porridge & Play Hubs will develop into popular and long-lasting cultural assets to support integration, children’s rights and family relationships in the East End and Castlemilk!

We are therefore involving partners and local Storyplay Champion parents, carers and children who already play with Licketyspit, from the very start of the project.

We have already started with Steering Groups to develop the project and bring the Hubs to you in 2022!

Ruby, Rhianne, Andre, Taz and Effie will be at the Porridge & Play Hubs along with our Storyplay Champions…

Kirsty

Michelle

Nicola

Amina

Areeb

Rohan

Ifeoluwa

Fiire

Pemi

Huma

Eshal

Ayra

Azaan

Josephine

Nicola

Mitchell

Kered

Victoria

Adesayo

Eunice

Brown

Bethel

Aleena

Mahek

Fathima

Ibrahim

Blogs

Check back here to find blogs about our sessions.

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November 23rd, 2021|

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