'Big Porridge & Play Glasgow'

In trial sessions, families have made Flying Butterfly Cake, talked to Polar Bears, flown through a Tornado and climbed a Hot Chocolate Volcano with the Licketyspit Actor-Pedagogues! They are one of a number of organisations working together to highlight the urgent need to address digital inequality during lock down, through the No One Left Behind Digital Scotland Campaign and with colleagues on the Ethnic Minority National Resilience Network. They will work with BEMIS Scotland to ensure that digital access isn’t a barrier to participating in Big Porridge & Play.

The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland Director, Neil Ritch, said “In these uncertain times our priority is to ensure that National Lottery money continues to flow to charities, voluntary sector organisations and grassroots groups. I would like to congratulate Licketyspit on their award, theirs is an important project and will support people now and in the future when they can physically come back together to make great things happen in their community.”

Families will be able to join open sessions every Saturday morning at 10am from 30th May (Taster Session Sat 2nd May, 10am). There will be a dedicated CFN Facebook Group and lots of ideas for things to do at home in between sessions. Families in Govan, Milton and Easterhouse, as well as the Gorbals, Whiteinch and Ruchill where the project has run since 2017, will be invited to community-specific, closed sessions on weekdays at 3.30pm.

To take part in these free sessions, join the Licketyspit Children & Families Network (CFN) – an inclusive community of families who embrace children’s rights and imaginary play, at Licketyspit. and you will also find other online content including videos, games that all the family can join in. You can email or text Children & Families Network Producer, Ruby Zajac, on email 07413 800 342.

6th May 2020