An Exciting Celebration at the Pearce!!!!

Week 6 of Porridge & Play Govan

Tuesday 15th November

What an exciting Celebration we had in Govan to mark the final week of Porridge and Play at the Pearce Institute!

The Magic Ball took us up into the sky and then we landed at the North Pole!!

We met a sad looking penguin and Shadda thought the penguin needed his Mum so we all became penguins to make him feel better and decided to help him find his home.

Penguin Shams led the way with a lovely penguin waddle and we  all walked like penguins.

We found the Penguin’s house and discovered an underwater cave.

We put on our underwater shoes and goggles and swam and surfed in the water. Whoosh!

Penguin Mohammed found a magic egg and then finally Penguin Mujahid found the Penguin’s friends and we all celebrated again.

As a special Celebration treat this week everyone brought along some special food to share.

Asha brought a tasty tuna and tomato pasta and Wafa brought macaroni cheese.

Ahlam brought some lovely salty cake with olives and feta and Maha brought delicious Gima.

We had a flan from Sultana for desert!

There was so much yummy food!

The perfect way to celebrate a fantastic six weeks of Storyplay together.

See you at the ceilidh!

Hilde, Virginia, Camille, Ruby and Johnny

The Licketyspit Art Gallery!

Some of your reflective drawings and what you said about them.

What you said

Artist Bayan

I felt happy when I was going to come here

(Fave game?) – I like Grandma Grandma

Snake  – a small snake (does the action)

Artist Bayan, P&P Govan

Me my mum and my dad built a plane to save the penguin

Artist Mujahid, P&P Govan

This is me!


Artist Shadda, P&P Govan

I drew the magic ball – it was a very wonderful experience!

My kids began to be more confident and positively active.

Artist Omar, Dad, P&P Govan

We love it, I wish we could go every week forever and always!

Qurrat, Mum, P&P Govan

About the project

Porridge & Play Govan is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund as part of Big Porridge & Play Glasgow.

Licketyspit has run Porridge & Play in many other communities around Glasgow, and started doing online sessions for Govan families in 2020, when the pandemic delayed our launch at the PI. We have also worked at Riverside Primary and we are delighted to finally be running family sessions in person!

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What’s Happening?

We can’t wait to see you at our Christmas Ceilidh on Friday 9th December 5-7.30pm at Community Central Halls (G20 7YE).

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