Posted: Thursday 16 February 2017
A group of High School of Dundee F6 pupils are giving Nursery and Junior Years children the chance to make their mark on Scotland by getting behind a good cause.
In support of their efforts to raise funds for the Children 1st Dragons' Glen Challenge, members of the School's F6 Enterprise team have created and are now selling an early reader colouring book, called Tim Travels to Scotland, featuring images of some of the country's most iconic landmarks.
Aimed at boys and girls aged 4-7, the publication invites its young readers to add some colour to the famous sights and places Tim visits as he makes his way around Scotland, including Loch Ness, Edinburgh Zoo, Glenshee, St Andrews and more.
Members of the Enterprise group illustrated the book and also came up with rhymes which accompany each image and bring the story, and the locations, to life.
Dragons' Glen team member Cameron Todd said, "We came up with the idea of the book after deciding that we wanted to make a children's product that was as accessible as possible.
"We'd like to raise as much as we can for Children 1st and we hope that children enjoy having the chance to be creative while learning about Scotland and developing their reading skills at the same time."
The annual Dragon's Glen competition sees businesses from all over Scotland attempt to turn an initial £500 investment into £5000 or more for Children 1st through a range of fundraising initiatives, with mentoring from some of Scotland's leading business figures who act as the 'dragons'.
The book, which costs £4.99, is available until March 10th from the Nursery, Junior School teachers or via Clare Laird-Portch, Head of Business Education. Postal copies can also be arranged through Mrs Laird-Portch who can be contacted at: CALaird-Portch@highschoolofdundee.org.uk