Pupils at an Aberdeen school have been getting creative and raising funds, all in aid of The Archie Foundation.
Danestone Primary is one of the schools across Scotland tasked with decorating a statue for the nationwide Oor Wullie Trail.
And yesterday pupils from the nursery through to primary seven set up stalls to raise money for the official charity of Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.
Head teacher Elaine Page said the children had really taken the cause to heart.
She said: “Archie is a charity a lot of our children have received support from in the past.
“So it’s really been important to them to raise money too – that has come from the children.”
The school hosts the city’s Mandarin language learning base – the Confucius classroom – and pupils used that as an inspiration for their statue design, adorning it with the Chinese symbols they have learned in the classroom.
Mrs Page added: “We worked to put together a design which did that, but also represented the school’s values.
“It was really important to have everyone involved – and every child’s fingerprint is going to be on the base of the model as well.”
Fundraising manager with The Archie Foundation, Jamie Smith, said: “School children are the ones using the hospital and you can tell it means a lot to them to fund-raise for us.
“There are a lot of amazing kids who have been through the hospital, and hearing those personal connections with our cause pulls on the heart strings.”