Welcome to the Porridge & Play Castlemilk Hub!!

New Scots Integration Project

Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of many great tales! 

Blog posts are written by TAZ!

Week 1 of Castlemilk Porridge & Play!!

Wednesday 9th March

The cheers were so loud I bet you everyone could hear it across Castlemilk!

We opened the Castlemilk Porridge & Play hub on Wednesday 9th March and let me tell you, we had a fabulous turn out. 10 families from Castlemilk got together at Castlemilk Community Center to eat, hang out and play together.

We have a lovely big room at the centre with big windows and plenty of space to set up a big table for all to sit and tuck into some delicious fruit and a homemade vegetable soup with fresh bread! All while having a catch up and getting to know each other.

Circles are great to see everyone and for everyone to see you! Our Castlemilk circle sure was big on our first session together!

We had Anita, Ameerah, Amina, Sarim, Areeb, Huma, Eshal, Ayra, Ife, Fiire, Pemi, Desire, Baby Timmy, Emma, Jared, Levi, Caroline, Summer, Catherine, Freya, Amira, Arwa, Hadir, Marwah, Aryam, Ibrahim, Sayeda, & Abu! Plus our fantastic Storyplay Champions Nicole & Michelle who made everyone feel very welcome. That is some circle!

We had a good warm up making ourselves as Big As A Bear, we met the Funky Chicken and some of its friends, we flew over Castlemilk in our Balloons and then we went further out over the world! We also sang Grandma, Grandma and became a motley crew of Pirates with many chores to do! All of these games can be found on our Lickety Playcards so you can play them whenever you want!

Some of our favourite moments at the Porridge & Play Castlemilk?

‘My name, Mum did some flowers, and I did a flower, this is a horse!’

‘Some mountains when I was being a pirate.’


‘A lion, a tree, like broccoli when flying in the clouds and the balloon, a man who we rescued from the lion, 3 balloons. My fav game was Balloons.’


‘A pirate ship, treasure chests, bad pirates, golden keyhole, the skull of the pirates and water.’


‘Me as a pirate! And the ice cream stall, when I was in the balloon I saw the stall and got some ice cream.’


‘My doggy. It’s called Floydy. I like flying in balloons. I want to bring my doggy!’


‘My Mum and Dad in the sky! Flying in the sky no with balloon but flying using our arms. I’m up in the sky. It’s nice!’


‘Flying in the balloon the seagull popped it. The lion eating the man! The funky Chicken. My fav game was Funky Chicken.’


Reflective Drawing!!

After all that we did some Reflective Drawing together to capture all the great moments of our session and we shared them in our Art Gallery where you not only get to see the drawings, you also get to hear the artists!

It was fantastic to see grown ups and children laughing and playing together and having a fun time right at their doorstep and we can’t wait for next Wednesday for more yummy food and imaginary play with all our friends, old and new!

A special shout out to our Storyplay Champions Ife, Fiire, Pemi, Ameena, Areeb, Sarim, Huma, Eshal & Ayra for being such brilliant ambassadors of Porridge & Play and for making all the new families feel relaxed and welcome.

What will next Wednesday have in store for us? See you then!

By Taz, Andre & Our Castlemilk Hub Pals!

The Licketyspit Art Gallery!

In Partnership With

Porridge & Play Castlemilk is a New Scots Integration Project by Licketyspit, in collaboration with the Indigo Group.

 What’s Next?

Porridge & Play Castlemilk is a New Scots Integration Project that will be running throughout 2022! We will be starting Picnic & Play in May and we can’t wait to go on even more adventures!

Keep up with the Castlemilk Groups adventures here! And keep a look out for Picnic & Play updates coming!

We would love to hear any ideas you have for places to visit for Picnic & Play!

Tell us your ideas for Picnic & Play!!