The Imagineers are now taking a well deserved break and enjoying their summer holidays. However they’ll be back in August to launch the mural alongside the Imagining Aberdeen video. Stay tuned!
‘We were explaining stuff about the #ImaginingAberdeen mural and I spoke about the happy house’ Imagineer Sean-Paul
‘We’ve been speaking to classes & visitors about our mural.’ Imagineers Leo, Mikey and Gabrielle
‘Here is us showing our #ImaginingAberdeen mural off to Mrs MacLeod. We had fun at Riverbank.’ Tullos Imagineers
‘This is everyone who who came to see our mural, we are talking about it to them.’ Imagineer Tijana and Shannon
‘It is nice how Bramble Brae are collecting comments about the mural.’ Imagineer Abdullah
In June the finished mural is touring around the four schools. It will spend a week at each school.
Bramble Brae: week beginning 30th May
Riverbank: week beginning 6th June
Tullos: week beginning 13th June
Manor Park: week beginning 20th June
Each school will hold an event when you can come along and see the mural. Please contact the individual schools for more details.
Bramble Brae: 2-3pm, Friday 3rd of June
Riverbank: 2-3pm, Wednesday 8th of June
Tullos: 5:30pm, Monday 13th of June
Manor Park: 2:30-3:30pm, Friday 24th of June
‘I loved painting the mural. The mural is happy because the children are outside and playing together. The mural is healthy because the family are sitting eating fruit and good food together. The mural is safe because the mum in the home is looking after the children and caring for them.’
‘We made a manifesto. On it, it says tell children you’ve them and that school should be a joyful place.’
‘Here is our rap: this is not a black and white world, to be alive the colours must swirl. And we believe that maybe today, we will get to appreciate the beauty of grey. At least that’s what we say – let’s all go and play… and don’t be ashamed.’
Imagineers Mikey and Jamie
The Imagining Aberdeen mural is going to be very positive, colourful and happy and represent Tullos, Riverbank, Manor Park and Bramble Brae’s pupils’ future vision of Aberdeen. Cut-out seagulls will fly above the mural with things the Imagineers would change about Aberdeen.
‘The seagulls are going be going up above the mural. One side is white and the other black. On the black side will be bad things we don’t like about Aberdeen that we would change to make it a better place. Here is what we wrote on our seagulls:
- ‘Bullying’ because enough people are getting bullied and we don’t want more people to be bullied.
- ‘Not enough things to do when school isn’t on.’ There are lots of things for little people to do but not us. We would like a Transition Extreme in our area and more parks with bigger things like monkey bars, dens, tree-houses and tunnels in the ground so you can play games with maps, hide and have nerve battles.
- ‘Houses are too small’ because there are loads of big families with 7 or 10 people living in them. Say you are going to have a two bedroom house for 7 people – that isn’t going to work.
- ‘Broken glass’. Dogs and human can slip and cut themselves. We feel annoyed when we have to play near it.’
Mikey, Aidan, Demi and Malachy.
‘My favourite part of the mural is the house because you can be healthy, happy and safe there. People are having fun and watching TV. The family are at the table with fruit and vegetables. Everyone is together with their family.’
‘My favourite bit is the fun club because colours make me pop and it is very colourful and beautiful. It is really amazing. It looks nice to see and would look nice in Aberdeen for all kids. Kids can play with other people and get to know them there.’
‘My favourite bit is the same as Sean Paul. It is the part of mural which days ‘I believe people don’t have to ask for love’ because this is true and amazing.’
‘My favourite part of the mural is making my Imagineers because children are getting the chance to express themselves and say what they want to do when they are older.’
‘My favourite part of the mural is the school because the classes are having fun, working hard, playing, making art and doing maths.’
Miriam, Shannon, Lucy, Jamie and Dylan
Imagineer Lucy has taken on the role of Mural Week journalist today and interviewed the Imagineers and the Children Parliament’s team. Here is what she found out about day three:
‘Tijana liked painting her t-shirt and making a seagull. Shannon liked painting the ground of the pond with Keira. Dylan likes being an artist and enjoyed doing Yoga with Yoggie Yonnie. Keira liked painting the grass with Shannon. Mikey liked speaking to our guests. Aidan liked painting his Imagineer. Both Abdullah and Leo liked painting their t-shirts. Colin said he liked making sure everyone is happy and busy. Catrin enjoyed drawing chalk diagnometers on the playground with the Imagineers and Stuart liked cutting out seagulls and painting with the children.’