Remember the day...
We had a wee get together today with some of the youngsters who've been taking part in the George Wyllie Education Initiative.
They were swapping stories about what they've been doing. They are, without question, an incredible group, with so much imagination, so many different ideas, whatever their age and stage, and they came together to represent all the others who've been taking part.
So here's a quick trip down the WhysMan memory lane...
Antonis, S6 Hillhead High School, Glasgow with their audio recording of haiku poems about George Wyllie;
Eilidh, S6 Strathaven Academy, South Lanarkshire with her Wylie nail art;
Richard, S5 Bellahouston Academy, Glasgow with their Bella, Ordnance Survey paper boat;
Owen, S3 Rosshall Academy with some of the many boats & birds they created;
Lewis, S3 St Andrew's Secondary, Glasgow, in his drama blacks remembering the play they performed about the artist;
Jonathan, S2 Merkland School, East Dunbartonshire with their photo-story of George's poem, 'Ode to a Safety Pin';
Megan, P7 Braehead Primary, South Ayrshire with their Auld Lang Syne Burns-inspired paper boat;
Daria, P7 Kilbowie Primary, West Dunbartonshire with the school's paper boat in which were 307 wee paper boats, one for each pupil;
Beth, P7 Rothesay Primary, Argyll & Bute with their Rothesay Robins;
Leigh, P7 Dalry Primary, North Ayrshire with their Wyllie & Burns inspired Scotland bags;
Vicky, P6 Gourock Primary, Inverclyde with their sweetie paper boat garland and her drawing of George;
Ryan, P5 All Saints Primary, Inverclyde with their specially stamped paper boat, before they went on to save the Monarch of Auchmountain Glen;
Anna, P5 St Patrick's Primary, Glasgow with their questions in other language, who, what, where, how, when why in Russian;
Matthew, P4 St Fillan's Primary, Renfrewshire - the Junior Reporter - with their Boat Shed paper boat, made by Adam;
And wee Laurie, Arthurlie Family Centre with the Big Banana Boat made by the nursery.
Thanks to all the youngsters for sharing what their classes have been doing.
And a sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the teachers and parents who ensured that the youngsters got together today and that we got to remember all they've been doing.
And thanks to all the other classes who didn't happen to be there today. This group was representing you too.
Brilliant day! Brilliant kids!
What a legacy for George Wyllie!
- Panasonic DMC-TZ2