Storyplay for the Planet is back!

East Centre Ward Residency

Welcome to the Storyplay For The Planet blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures
we’ve had! Get in touch to find out how to join.

We were back on the 20th January for our second Storyplay for the Planet online session!

These sessions are supported by Glasgow Life & Bloomberg as part of Licketyspit’s East Centre Ward Residency and the Create4Glasgow project, supporting children’s creative solutions to climate change!
Read about our Storyplay adventure below:

There we were dressed as pirates on a ship doing all our normal pirate duties: scrubbing the deck; climbing the rigging; clearing the rubbish out the water; sorting it into recycling when suddenly,  Pirate André found a small ball…We weren’t sure what it was but Pirate Felicia recognised it as The Magic Ball and told us all about it!

“It’s a magic ball. We blow it up and we go inside it and we have to say Magic ball magic ball take us where we want to go, Magic ball magic ball take us where we want to go.” Pirate Felicia

So we followed her instructions and went inside the magic ball. We thought about all the places we might go, said the magic words altogether and then…..

We arrived in the middle of a forest with GIANT trees. Fareedah found a map that was going to lead us to a treasure chest so we set off on our journey. It got quite hot as we were moving through the forest so Ameerah suggested we take a seat and stop for a bit. As we were looking around Temi found a treasure chest. We had made it! However…

Standing beside the treasure chest was a very sad man who was crying because all the trees had been cut down due to deforestation. Felicia suggested we go to the police station to tell them not to cut down the trees and then when we’d done that we could come back to plant some more trees. We went all the way up, then to the left, then to the right, then to the centre, then we were there. We met Policeman Olaife. At first he didn’t think there was a problem but then Temi explained it might stop us from growing any food and he agreed it was a bad thing that we needed to stop! We headed back into the forest and Fikayo told us all how to plant the trees. We needed seeds, soil, water and time! Fareedah had seeds for everybody so we planted them into the ground. Put some soil on top and poured water over the top and we waited for the trees to grow up and up and up! The trees were starting to grow already!

We headed back to the magic ball and we all agreed that it is very important to look after our trees!

The Lickety Gallery!

Storyplay For The Planet

A series of Storyplay & Have Your Say Through Play sessions for families with 3-12 year olds in East Centre Ward.

Licketyspit will deliver sessions in schools, nurseries and online for communities across the East Centre Ward to support confidence, parental engagement, relationships and children’s rights.

The school groups will receive an introductory Storyplay session, followed by a Have your Say Through Play session to support the children to express their thoughts, feelings & ideas about Climate Change using imaginary play.

These sessions will be a chance for families to explore the issue of climate change and share their feelings about it creatively, elevating children’s voices and demonstrating the power of imagination to find solutions to the greatest collective challenge of our time!