//Sharing Practice – LicketyLab

“Loved that all the kids were encouraged to get involved and their responses and ideas included and valued. Very supportive and non judgemental group which created a space where kids felt safe to experiment and take risks.”

Mum, Picnic & Play, Rannoch Community Centre
Sharing Practice – LicketyLab 2019-02-21T13:17:07+00:00

Sharing Practice – LicketyLab

Licketyspit is widely recognised as a centre of excellence for child-centred theatre and drama-led play. In this part of the website, you can explore all of the ways in which we share our practice and foster increased understanding of the impact of drama-led engagement for children, families, communities and schools. We call this LicketyLab.

LicketyLab includes:

Our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training for teachers, support staff and other children & families professionals. Our CPD sessions have been delivered to professionals across Scotland, and they are a core part of our Storyplay Schools residencies. We have also delivered CPD for Play Scotland, Children in Scotland, Museum of Childhood, Action for Children, and Stepping Stones for Families, among other organisations.

Our participation in and hosting of, symposia and conferences. Artistic Director Virginia Radcliffe regularly shares Licketyspit’s findings and impact on national and international platforms, such as Children in Scotland, Performing the World (New York), Play Perform Learn Grow (Europe-wide) and Play Scotland Play Conventions. Licketyspit also seeks out collaborative connections and dialogue with like-minded organisations in the Childrens & Families, Arts, Education and Health and Wellbeing sectors, and we have recently worked with Scottish Adoption and The Scottish Refugee Council.

Tackling ACES

Introduction to Licketyspit and ACES Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are...

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Licketyspit’s Children’s Rights-based Approach

Licketyspit’s work is designed as a rights based approach to...

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Additional Support Needs

Introduction to Licketyspit and Additional Support Needs (ASN) All children...

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Virginias Diary

2201, 2019 IPAY Talk in Philadelphia Gallery IPAY Talk in...

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Timeline

Licketyspit developed out of the Wee Stories Early Years Project...

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Literacy & the curriculum

Introduction to Licketyspit and the Scottish School Curriculum The Curriculum...

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EAL (English as Additional Language)

Introduction to Licketyspit and EAL (English as Additional Language) Scotland...

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Emotional Literacy & Growth Mindset

Introduction to Licketyspit and Emotional Literacy & Growth Mindset Emotional...

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Continuing Professional Development

Licketyspit CPD - A practical introduction to Licketyspit’s drama-led play...

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Evaluation and monitoring is integral to our practice, and we work hard to gather feedback, carry out impact analysis, and incorporate this into our work. This includes creating consultation opportunities with participating children, families and teachers, as well as building in debrief and evaluation sessions with all of our actor-pedagogues.

Licketyspit’s work has previously been funded by the Scottish Government’s Early Intervention Fund (LicketyLeap) and we are currently responding to the Scottish Government policy priority to narrow the poverty-associated attainment gap, with our Storyplay Schools programme. Our Storyplay Schools are accessing our work through the Pupil Equity Fund (PEF) - a Scottish Government Attainment Challenge Fund.

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