A cancer charity has issued a renewed plea for youngsters to create their own model lighthouses – while learning more about the beacons.
Clan Cancer Support is encouraging school pupils to get involved with its “little lights” programme, which will run in conjunction with the Light The North trail.
The spectacular fundraising effort will involve 8ft high sculptures brightening up various communities along the north and north-east coast this autumn.
Participating schools will be provided with a learning resource pack, containing information on the history and development of lighthouses and the future of the sea as a part of the renewable energy industry.
It will also contain helpful insights on how children can cope with a cancer diagnosis in their family.
Iona Mitchell, Clan’s head of cancer support services, said: “The education programme is fascinating as it gives a real insight into the lighthouses of the north-east and our relationship with the sea.
“Furthermore, the pack contains age-appropriate information about cancer.
“A diagnosis of cancer, in a family, can have a significant impact on a child’s emotional wellbeing.”
Schools looking to participate in the program have to apply before the January 31 deadline.
The children’s creations will form part of the art trail, alongside those fashioned by contemporary artists at museums, libraries, galleries and leisure venues.
After 10 weeks on public display, each little lighthouse sculpture will go back to the school or community to keep.