A Word Fae Oor Wullie! JINGS, CRIVVENS, HELP MA BOAB! Whit a terrific honour it is to be the handsome face of the Oor Wullie BIG Bucket Trail! It’ll be braw fun to be dressed up in a’ sorts o’ different outfits designed by some of Scotland’s finest talent. Imagine it – I’m even getting the chance to be a’ over the country at the same time showin’ aff these smashin’ designs. Maist importantly though is the opportunity to support sick kids a’ over Scotland, an’ help Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and The ARCHIE Foundation, an’ their tremendous work. You’re sure to hae bucket loads o’ fun walkin’ the BIG bucket trail, an you’ll have to be as fit as Fat Bob to do the hale Trail! There’s nae escapin’ me I’m everywhere.
About The Project Scotland’s children’s hospital charities have partnered with DC Thomson Media and Wild in Art to bring Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail to life in summer 2019. This mass participation public art trail will see sculptures of Scotland’s favourite son placed in five cities – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. The sculptures will be out and about in the cities all summer, and maps will be available to allow everyone to follow the city-wide trails.
‘These wee sculptures will form part of a wider education programme which focuses on the themes of art, citizenship, communities, and positive mental and physical health.’
At the heart of the main trail will be a series of wee Oor Wullie sculptures which will be decorated by schools, nurseries and youth organisations, seamlessly interweaving and showcasing the power of young creativity. These wee sculptures will form part of a wider education programme which focuses on the themes of art, citizenship, communities, and positive mental and physical health. Over the summer they will be displayed in community locations such as libraries and community centres, and once the trail is over they will be returned to the school as a permanent memento of their involvement in the trail.
At the end of the summer the sculptures in each city will be auctioned off and the money raised will be used to support the work of Scotland’s children’s hospital charities – Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and The ARCHIE Foundation (Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Tayside Children’s Hospital and the Highland Children’s Unit).
How It Works This exciting project will bring together artists, communities, schools and businesses, and will leave a lasting legacy for Scotland.
Schools are invited to apply for a wee sculpture package.
Each participating school will decorate their very own wee Oor Wullie sculpture, while using the accompanying cross-curricular education pack to support learning objectives.
The finished sculpture will be returned to your local childrenâ€™s hospital charity and displayed in a prominent community location all summer.
At the end of the trail the sculpture will be returned to the school to be kept as a permanent memento of its involvement in the project.
Want to be involved? Please email us at email@example.com or visit us online at www.oorwullie.com
Applications close at the end of November.
Schools are invited to apply for a wee sculpture.
Dec ‘18 – Feb ‘19 Successful schools will be notified.
Schools collect their wee Oor Wullie sculpture and education pack.
Deadline for wee Oor Wullie sculptures to be designed.
17 Jun ‘19 – 30 Aug ‘19 Sculptures on display across Scotland.
Sep ‘19 Sculptures are returned to schools.
Get Involved! Why Should We Get Involved? •
‘We want as many young people as possible to benefit from Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail regardless of school size or location.’
Showcase your pupils’ creativity, with a wee Oor Wullie sculpture which is yours to decorate, and to keep as a legacy at the end of the trail.
Give your young people a platform to showcase their talents alongside internationally recognised and emerging artists.
Unite the community by bringing together local schools to create a free sculpture trail which is accessible to all.
Make lasting connections with schools across the country, who are also taking part in the project, share experiences and best practise.
Celebrate Scotland’s heritage with a fun, accessible Oor Wullie themed cross-curricular education pack which complements key stage learning in numerous subjects, and provides classroom ideas, tools and activities to extend learning.
Raise the profile of the school at a national level with inclusion on the Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail website and the official trail map.
Demonstrate your school’s commitment to creative learning, unlock your young people’s creative potential and embrace their artistic ambitions.
Invest in local children and support the work of Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and The ARCHIE Foundation.
How To Get Involved 1
Apply for a sponsored wee Oor Wullie sculpture package A limited number of sponsored wee Oor Wullie sculptures are available thanks to our Education Sponsor and a number of local and national businesses, allowing us to gift a number of sculptures to schools. Priority will be assessed through the application process.
Fundraise for a wee Oor Wullie sculpture package Your school can pledge to raise £500 for a wee Oor Wullie sculpture over the course of this school year. Your local children’s hospital charity can help you with fundraising ideas and materials.
Buy a wee Oor Wullie sculpture package Your school can purchase a wee Oor Wullie sculpture. For more information please contact your local children’s hospital charity.
‘We understand that all schools are different, so there are three ways you can take part and cover the cost of involvement in this project.’
Fundraising Ideas The money raised by Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail will support the work of Scotland’s children’s hospital charities in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. We would encourage your school to fundraise either as a one-off event or as part of a programme of fundraising running alongside the design and decoration of your wee Oor Wullie sculpture. There are loads of things your pupils and staff can do to raise money, but if you are in need of some inspiration here are our favourite Oor Wullie themed fundraisers:
‘Whatever you decide to do we know you will have a great time supporting your local children’s hospital.’
Spikey Hair Day
To celebrate our Scottish culture the students can raise money by paying £1 or making a donation to dress down wearing something tartan.
Oor Wullie is famous for his spikey blond hair, your school can raise money by making a donation to spike their own hair or come in with crazy hairdos.
Teacher Torture Day
Oor Wullie is not the biggest fan of his school teacher. Why not raise money by setting yourself a challenge and getting the children to sponsor you?
Oor Wullie is always talking to his pals Fat Bob, Wee Eck and Soapy Soutar. You could challenge your pupils to take part in a sponsored silence and see who can last the longest.
You could run a talent contest, a teachers lip sync challenge, a sponsored walk or throwing cream pies at the head teacher. There are so many things you can do to fundraise – we would love to hear the crazy things your school can come up with! Whatever you decide to do we know you will have a great time supporting your local children’s hospital, and your hard work will mean we can continue to offer the first class support our communities deserve. You will find more information about Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and The ARCHIE Foundation overleaf along with their contact details.
Get in touch for more fundraising ideas and support. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at www.oorwullie.com
Who We Support Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity
We believe that nothing should get in the way of being a child. We exist to transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second. We support and complement the work of Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children (affectionately known as The Sick Kids) to aid treatment and recovery. It is our privilege to support over 110,000 babies, children and young people who come to the hospital both locally and from across Scotland to access our specialist services. We also support the tens of thousands who attend other children’s services such as St John’s Hospital in Livingston; community health centres across the Lothians, Borders and Fife; and children and young people’s mental health services. We provide funding for medical equipment and services over and above NHS provision as well as research, parent accommodation and training. We run a drop in centre at the hospital where families can access creative activities, free play, complimentary therapies, and a listening ear. We deliver an innovative arts programme bringing dance, art, messy play, imaginary games and music to the children, providing fun, friendship and distraction from pain. We cannot prevent children becoming ill but we can help their lives be less interrupted by illness and create a positive healthcare experience for them and their families.
‘It is our privilege to support over 110,000 babies, children and young people who come to the hospital both locally and from across Scotland to access our specialist services.’ Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity is delighted to work with our counterparts, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and The ARCHIE Foundation. With the generous support of DC Thomson Media and the expertise of Wild in Art, we can deliver Scotland’s biggest ever mass participation public art event, to benefit every child attending hospital across Scotland.
Contact Us Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity First Floor, 1 Wester Shawfair, Danderhall Dalkeith EH22 1FD email@example.com 0131 668 4949 echcharity.org
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
With your school’s support, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity can ensure that brave young patients treated in hospitals across the West of Scotland receive the extraordinary care they deserve. Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity sits at the heart of Scotland’s largest children’s hospital - Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children - where 168,000 children are treated each year. The charity raises vital funds to care for these children and their families during some of the most difficult times of their lives; and is also proud to support other children’s wards and services across the West of Scotland. With your school’s help, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity can continue funding a range of projects and services to care for young patients and their families including:
Cutting-edge medical equipment - helping hospital staff deliver the best possible care. Paediatric research - leading the way to better treatment and care for children today and for generations to come. Family support services - providing reassurance and practical support during dark and difficult times. Hospital Play and Events Programmes - bringing joy and excitement to children every day with the help of volunteers.
Join Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity for Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail, and make a real and lasting difference to the lives of children in hospital across the West of Scotland!
‘The charity raises vital funds to care for these children and their families during some of the most difficult times of their lives . . . ’ Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is delighted to work with Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and The ARCHIE Foundation, as together we present Scotland’s biggest ever mass participation art event. Together with the backing of Wild in Art and DC Thomson Media, we are proud to celebrate our Scottish culture and raise awareness of the vital work that takes place every day in our children’s hospitals.
Contact Us Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity 2nd Floor, PSP House 50 High Craighall Road Glasgow G4 9UD firstname.lastname@example.org 0141 212 8750 glasgowchildrenshospitalcharity.org
Who We Support cont The ARCHIE Foundation
Making the difference for local sick children. The ARCHIE Foundation is the official charity of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH), the Highland Children’s Unit (Raigmore Hospital, Inverness), Tayside Children’s Hospital (Ninewells Hospital, Dundee), and all child health across the north of Scotland and the Northern and Western Isles. Supporting many of the UK’s most remote communities, the charity provides extras over and above statutory NHS facilities to transform the experience of being in hospital for local children and their families.
‘ . . . the charity provides extras over and above statutory NHS facilities to transform the experience of being in hospital for local children and their families.’
Every year The ARCHIE Foundation ‘Makes the Difference’ for around 175,000 sick children across the region by:
The ARCHIE Foundation previously brought the Wild Dolphin Trail to Aberdeen in 2014 and the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail to Dundee in 2016. The charity is thrilled to be working alongside Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to bring Oor Wullie to communities across Scotland in partnership with DC Thomson Media and Wild in Art, and to raise vital funds to support children across the country.
Transforming children’s healthcare facilities through capital redevelopment and refurbishment projects.
Providing advanced staff training.
Providing highly trained specialist paediatric staff (e.g. Paediatric Pain Specialist, Play Leader).
Funding specialist advanced medical equipment.
Providing play and recreation projects and spaces.
Caring for and supporting families of sick children by providing family facilities, family accommodation and emergency grants.
Contact Us The Archie Foundation Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital Westburn Road Aberdeen AB25 2ZG email@example.com 01224 559559 archie.org
Our Partners Wild In Art Wild in Art is a leading creative producer of spectacular, mass appeal public art events that bring together businesses and creative sectors, with schools and local communities through the power of creativity and innovation. Since 2008 Wild in Art events have:
Enabled over £10m to be raised for charitable causes.
Injected £1.7m into local creative communities.
Engaged over 500,000 young people in learning programmes.
‘This is our first ever nationwide event with the potential to reach every child in Scotland. We hope that the country’s industries and businesses, together with cultural and education providers, recognise the great benefits of getting involved as well as the positives for local communities, tourism, and the three children’s hospital charities.’ Charlie Langhorne, Director of Wild in Art
Helped millions of people of all ages to experience art in non-traditional settings.
We are very excited to be working with our event partners to bring Oor Wullie artworks to the streets and public spaces of five cities in Scotland in the summer of 2019. Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail will see artists, young people and communities come together with businesses to showcase Scotland’s creativity, its heritage and spirit of fun.
DC Thomson Media and Oor Wullie DC Thomson Media, its brands and characters, have been at the heart of everyday life for generations. We are passionate about our readers and their communities and know what matters to them. Since appearing in the Sunday Post over 80 years ago, Oor Wullie has become a much loved part of Scottish Heritage. He’s the iconic wee Scottish laddie from the fictional town of Auchenshoogle, and some say the image of Wullie sitting on his upturned bucket, wearing his famous black dungarees is as familiar to Scots as Edinburgh Castle! Wullie wages a constant war against boredom and he includes attending school in his list of boring things to do. He is a great righter of wrongs and will bravely tackle bullies to protect his lifelong pals Fat Bob, Soapy Soutar and Wee Eck. His occasional girlfriend Primrose Patterson is the only one allowed to call him William. Wullie loves life, fun and laughter and even the figures of authority in his world; Ma, Pa and long-suffering PC Murdoch have to smile at his energetic pranks. He speaks a unique brand of Scots language which includes his famous sayings ‘Jings!’, ‘Crivvens!’ and ‘Help Ma Boab!’
‘Wullie wages a constant war against boredom and he includes attending school in his list of boring things to do.’ Oor Wullie is so loved by the Scottish nation that in a survey conducted in 2004 the young scamp was voted ‘Scotland’s Favourite Son’, beating William Wallace and Sean Connery into second and 3rd places, with Rabbie Burns a distant 4th!
Application Form 1
We would like to be involved in Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail! We would like to (tickbox in circle next to each): Apply for a sponsored wee Oor Wullie sculpture package Fundraise for a wee Oor Wullie sculpture package Buy a wee Oor Wullie sculpture package
2 Your School’s Details School Name
Lead Contact Name
School Facebook Local Children’s Hospital
3 Why does your school want to be involved in Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail?
(max. 250 words and please continue on a separate sheet of paper if necessary)
4 Declaration I confirm I have the authority to submit an application to Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail on behalf of the above nursery, school or youth organisation. I confirm that we will pay or fundraise the required amount for a wee Oor Wullie sculpture if indicated above.
Application Deadline Please send your completed application form to your local Children’s Hospital Charity by Friday 30th November 2018.
With a track record of attracting over 7 million visitors, Wild in Art are the UK’s leading producers of public art events animating cities across the world including Sydney, Melbourne, Cape Town, Sao Paulo and for the London 2012 Olympics, 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Raising over £10m for charitable causes, they have helped millions of people experience art in non-traditional settings.
Get in touch! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org For every child in Scotland … laughter is the best medicine
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Over 150 life-size individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures will be dotted across the country… waiting to be discovered, for everyone to...
Published on Oct 19, 2018
Over 150 life-size individually decorated Oor Wullie sculptures will be dotted across the country… waiting to be discovered, for everyone to...