Our fantastic Mother’s Day art project, Draw Your Mum, will be published in a series of colourful supplements starting on Monday.
Now in its fourth year, The Courier’s drawing project asked local primary children to draw a picture of their mother, as well as writing a short accompanying message.
We were hugely impressed and inspired by the beautiful, imaginative creations and thoughtful, heartfelt words that flooded in, and we can’t wait to reveal them next week.
The Draw Your Mum project was open to primaries three and four only and was free for the pupils and schools to take part in.
DC Thomson newspaper marketing executive Kristina Stephen said the project had elicited a “massive response” this year, with 91 schools across Courier Country taking part and sending in more than 4,000 drawings
“I have been involved with The Courier’s Draw Your Mum project for a number of years and, along with Draw Your Dad, it is by far my favourite to work on,” she said.
“We love seeing the children’s drawings in the office and we all look forward to this project every year,” she added.
“Some of the messages and pictures give us a good chuckle but all of them make us smile.
“I am excited for our readers to see the children’s artwork as we know these are very special people to each child.”
From Monday to Saturday next week we will publish the heartwarming pictures and messages of hundreds of youngsters from all over Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and Fife in the run-up to Mother’s Day on March 22.
After all, every child thinks their mum, or special lady in their life, is the best and Mother’s Day is the perfect chance to let her know that.
Over the years we’ve received great feedback from children, teachers and parents from schools across Courier Country.
In particular, teachers say pupils approach the project with much enthusiasm and enjoy discussing their relationships – especially the things they love doing together.
Appreciating that not every child has a mother in their life, we encouraged the boys and girls to include a picture of the important female figure in their lives.
We were happy to leave this choice to the discretion of the teacher, who will know each child’s circumstances.