12 Feb 2018

Bonnie starts 2018 with a splash

In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People, Glasgow 2018 mascot Bonnie has been out and about on her on-going quest to encourage young people to try out new activities. It’s now less than 200 days until the Championships and Bonnie continues to create waves in 2018, filling her days with lots of new events and visits.

Bonnie and kids
Glasgow City Council

Here’s how Bonnie kicked off the New Year – and if January is anything to go by, 2018 is set to be a braw year for the loveable mascot.

Kool Ride 2 Skool with Clyde 1

The first half of the year will see Bonnie join forces with the Clyde 1 team and get involved with the Kool Ride 2 Skool.

She was seal-ly impressed at how many people entered the competition for the chance to win tickets to a Glasgow 2018 event, take a ride to school on the Bonkers bus and best of all – meet Bonnie herself!

Bonnie’s bubbling with excitement that she’s already made so many pals from near and far, including pupils from Sunnyside Primary in Garthamlock, Aileymill Primary School in Greenock and Carnbroe Primary in Coatbridge. Listen out for her every Thursday until the end of June.

Hanging out at sportscotland National Centre

Bonnie had a seal-ious amount of fun at sportscotland Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre. Always keen to try new things, the energetic seal pup took part in the ‘Hangbar Challenge’ at the come and try open day – making lots of new friends along the way.

Bonnie found out that hanging on the bar is not as easy as it sounds but she tried hard, pushed herself and got stuck in.

Visiting primary schools in Dunoon

The sporty seal travelled home to Argyll to say hiya to the pupils at Dunoon Grammar School and Kirn, St Mun’s and Sandbank primary schools.

Bonnie has been super busy visiting lots of friendly primary schools across Scotland and she’s always looking to meet new pals – if your school would like Bonnie to visit email meetbonnie@glasgow.gov.uk.

Celebrating Burns night

Bonnie the seal also set off on a different adventure last month, visiting some of the wonderful landmarks that ‘Bonnie’ Scotland has to offer.

In honour of the famous Scots poet, Robert Burns, she celebrated Burns night at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway. She even bumped into a wee tim'rous beastie along the way!

#DrawBonnie Competition

It’s less than 200 days to go until Glasgow 2018 and to mark the countdown, Bonnie launched her very own #DrawBonnie competition. Wowee - what a response! Bonnie is seal-iously loving all the amazing drawings coming her way.

There is still time to get your entries in. Closing date is 25 February 2018. Get more information and check out the amazing prizes up for grabs HERE.