Although the Town House and the Victorian Classroom were the favourite places to draw, there were a few from other places too:


Cooper Munro of Sunnybank School was clearly impressed by the facilities at the university’s Sports Village


Codey Munro also from Sunnybank drew the weights being used at the Sports Village


6yr old Imogen from Ferryhill School observed the effect of the spiral levels in the new University Library


The altar lamp and the flowers at St Nicholas Kirk made an impression on Jessica Mennie from Greenbrae School


Matthew Thom of Kirkhill School, Newton Mearns liked the jewel-bright colours at St Machar Cathedral, Old Aberdeen


Holly Greenhalgh of RGC picked the boardroom of Aberdeen Asset Management for her observation



Mark Greenhalgh of RGC also liked the boardroom in AAM


The interior of Aberdeen Asset Management was also the choice of Scott Dunbar from Albyn School

Our pupils have a different view on the world… but what would your favourite buildings in Aberdeen be, and why?


An interesting observation of the hearth in the Bon Accord Room by Beth Middleton from Hazelhead School


Sadie Myles drew the Bon Accord Room in full; she is from Fishermoss School in Portlethen


Raegan-Leigh Pert from Westpark School also liked the Bon Accord Room


Jessica Mennie of Greenbrae School was impressed by the decorated windows in the Town and County Hall of the Townshouse


Bethany drew the large chandelier in the Sheriff Court


The St. Nicholas Room by Laurence McLennan of Westpark School


Aisha Grimmer from Kirkhill School drew the heraldic ceiling in the Town & County Hall


Rana Bedawi of Bishopmill School in Elgin drew the fireplace in the Bon Accord Suite


East wall of the Town & County Hall as seen by Sophie Hartley from St Geraldine’s School in Lossiemouth


The Town & County Hall again by Rhys Meldrum from Glashieburn School in Bridge of Don


Jamie Moir from Mile End School liked the Byron coat of arms flag in the Town & County Hall


The Bon Accord Room where many weddings take place as seen by Lauren Michie from Albyn School


Abacus by Liam Hayes, St Joseph’s School


Coloured abacus by Rosie Laundon, Fishermoss School


Nathan Bain remembers a very strict teacher and a boy who has been given the dunce’s cap!

The blackboard by Cameron from Strathburn School


a view of the Victorian classroom by Carys Matthews from Kinellar School


Exterior of Skene Square School also by Carys McIntosh


Scott Robertson from Walker Road School gives us this colourful pupil’s desk and chair


Ellen Smith of St Margaret’s noticed the striking feature of the main door into Skene Square School


Ciaran Hayes of St Joseph’s reminds us that Victorian children used a slate, but occasionally wrote with ink on paper

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As part of the annual Doors Open Day events, we set a competition for schoolchildren, to draw their favourite part of a famous building in Aberdeen.  Our friends at Aberdeen City Heritage Trust sponsored the record sheets which were distributed to the children.  Here we present the images entered from across Aberdeen City and Shire, and elsewhere, indeed, as far afield as Elgin.

Our director, Allan Paterson will be choosing a winner very soon