Porridge & Play Bridgeton Boogie with Adie too!!
Friday 20th May
‘This has just been great, they love it, and it was so fun and different!’ – Colleen
Our Porridge & Play Bridgeton families loved the season with the extremely talented Adie! The day was very relaxed, and everyone seemed really at home. It was really lovely to see beaming smiles as we danced all together with Adie! It was great to come together to talk about our experiences and share what we did growing up with Adie too. And we got so many amazing dance moves from everyone.
‘I love dancing! My heart collapsed!’ – Afara
We met at Churchy and then opened up Jack’s Magic Map to go on an adventure! We saw a MASSIVE tree and sang Grandma Grandma on our way to Calton Heritage & Learning Centre. Suddenly we met a guard at the gate who challenged us before we entered for a glorious meal. Rayna made smoothies for everyone, handing them out while others had a go. After eating and drinking, we warmed up our bodies and became Big as A Bear! Then the Funky Chicken came to show Adie what we are all about.
Adie taught us some incredible dance moves that we loved to learn together. Dressed in traditional dance wear, he got us all to line up so we could watch and learn. It was so freeing to all come together and dance. Dance lets us express ourselves in a healthy way. If you’re ever feeling stressed, or sad or even happy, dance lets you move your body and can help you express the emotions you are feeling.
Once we were finished dancing, we all sat in a circle to talk to Adie and get to know more about him and Ghana. Adie let us know what it was like growing up in Ghana and he also commented on how friendly Scotland is.We love that lots of you feel so welcome in Scotland and so does Adie!
Isn’t it great when different cultures come together to show what’s important to them? It helps us see how big the world really is and how there are people just like us but also people different from us and that makes the world so much more fun!
Funky Chicken Fact:
Did you know there are over 50 languages in Ghana! The major ones are Akan, Ewe, Ga, Dagaare, and Dagbani. Out of these 50, only 11 are taught in schools today.
We were sad to see our Storyplay Champion Nicola leave us this week as she moves onto another job, but at Licketyspit we never really say goodbye, just see you later! Nicola will always be able to play our Storyplay games just like all of you! Everyone loved their Storyplay Champion and showed how important Nicola is to them by signing a card and giving her flowers and a big hug.
There have been lots of friendships forming and at Porridge & Play Bridgeton we love helping one another and showing how much we care about each other! We all really showed how bonded the group has become. Come back any time, Nicola!
Thank you Adie for teaching us how Dance brings people together in the best kind of way!!
Blog by Andre, Rhianne, Ruby and the Porridge & Play Bridgeton Hub!!