Doric Board Grants
Muckle thanks tae e Doric Board fur e grants they’ve gien us! Iss Scottish Government funded grants alloo us tae create mair beuks an tak forrit oor community engagement acteevities. Ye can read fit we’re gaun tae dee wi e siller richt here (it’s gye excitin myn!).
- Local Legends (a resource fur skweels) is a gran project tae promote e use of Doric in skweels. We’re gaun tae produce resource packs featurin local legends an associatit acteevities fur bairns an teachers. E Packs’ll include things sic as video recordins o local stories telt in Doric, an acteevity beuk an links tae eesefu information produced bi ither fowk. Iss project his been designed tae support teachin Doric tae bairns as pairt o thir Scots Language curriculum.
- Foggiebummer Rescue is gaun tae be a braw pictur beuk aboot a wee foggiebummer aat gets in a fix an needs a haun tae get free. Aaron is fair leukin forrit tae gettin on wi iss neist story an tellin aabdy aboot foo tae gie foonert foggiebummers a haun.
- We’re affa excitit tae be wirkin wi Jodie Bews again. Iss time we’re gaun tae tell e story o a Scottish wildcat. We’ll work wi e Saving Wildcats Conservation Project (fa partner wi e Royal Zoological Society o Scotland) tae tell fit thir deein tae save e Scottish wildcat. Iss’ll be a companion beuk tae e popular Cedric e Flapper Skate an will be pairt o Doric Books’ Endangert Species series tae educate youngsters on environmental issues as weel as e Doric language. Wi iss grant, we’ll produce a bonnie pictur beuk an acteevity materials tae ging alang wi’t – skweels’ll be offered Doric wirkshops inna! We’re aimin iss particular beuk at aulder primary bairns tae help further thir education – bit e fun picturs’ll mak it suitable fur younger bairns inna.
We widnae be able tae get yon grants athoot e continued support o oor fowk like yersel sae we wint tae say a muckle thank ye tae ye aa!
We would like to give a massive thank you to the Doric Board for the grants they have awarded us! These Scottish Government funded grants allow us to create more books and further develop our community engagement activities. We’ve written a little bit about what we plan to do with the money (let me tell you, it’s exciting stuff!).
- Local Legends (a resource for schools) is a very important project to us as it enables us to promote the use of Doric in schools. We are going to produce resource packs featuring local legends and associated activities for students and teachers. The Pack will include things such as video recordings of local stories told in Doric, an activity book and links to useful information produced by other people. This project has been especially designed to support teaching Doric to students as part of their Scots language curriculum.
- Foggiebummer Rescue is going to be a delightful picture book about a bee that gets in a fix and needs help to get free. Aaron is looking forward to getting started with this next story and informing everyone about how to help exhauster bees.
- We are delighted to be working with Jodie Bews again. This time we are going to tell the story of a Scottish wildcat. We will work with the Saving Wildcats Conservation Project (who partner with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland) to tell what they are doing to save the Scottish wildcat. This will be a companion book to the popular Cedric e Flapper Skate and will be part of Doric Books’ Endangert Species series to educate youngsters on environmental issues as well as the Doric language. With this grant, we will produce a beautiful picture book and activity materials to go alongside it - schools will also be offered Doric workshops! We are aiming this particular book at the upper primary school pupils to help further their education – but the fun illustrations will make it suitable for younger children too.
We would not be able to get these grants without the continued support of supporters like yourself so we want to say a massive thank you to you all!