A Monifieth school is raising money for charity through their own version of the Oor Wullie trail, inspired by the original art project in Dundee.
Pupils at Grange Primary School have made 15 models of the mischievous character out of clay, measuring around a foot tall, with the statues being auctioned to families to decorate and display in the windows of their homes.
The trail launched on Monday and on Saturday, the project will culminate in a fun day of prizes, raffles, hot food and entertainment.
The organisers hope to raise around £2000 to be split evenly between the school and the Archie Foundation.
Head teacher Lorraine Will said: “We were lucky enough to be given one of the smaller Oor Wullie Statues during the original bucket trail and the pupils came up with ideas for decorating him.
“The children enjoyed it so much and were keen to keep supporting the Archie Foundation, so we decided to do our own trail.
“It also ties in with our whole school project, which is about exploring Dundee’s history and heritage through Oor Wullie and the Broons.
“The children created 15 sculptures out of clay and decorated them as superheroes. We’ve sold over 200 maps to help people find them.
“After they fill in their maps, all the correct entries will be entered into a draw and the winner will get a golden Oor Wullie statue as a prize.
“So far the kids have had a lot of fun and it’s been a great community initiative.”
The school’s parent council has also been involved in the project, with parents borrowing three of the Oor Wullies owned by DC Thomson for the trail – Dennis, Astro and Discovery Never Ends – as well as a few other statues sent by local organisations Gillies, The Sands and RNLI.
The original Oor Wullie Bucket Trail has raised over £883,000 for the Archie Foundation’s bid to create a new children’s surgical suite at Ninewells Hospital.
Andrew Bailey, chair of the parent council, said: “We’re very supportive of what the school is doing.
“One of the great things about the original bucket trail was the community involvement, and we tried to do the same.
“Everyone has been very generous and supportive and it’s been a very creative project for the kids.”
ARCHIE Foundation Head of Fundraising for Tayside and Angus, Emma White, added: “ The children have put in an amazing amount of hard work and some excellent ideas and I am looking forward to seeing all the ‘Superheroes’ on Saturday.
“The money they raise for ARCHIE will go directly towards our Tayside Children’s Hospital appeal to help us make a real difference for local sick children and I’d like to thank everybody who has helped to make this such a good event.”