Pupils at schools across Edinburgh took part in a project to create poetry and personalised figurines, which formed a bright display outside the Scottish Parliament.
The poems resemble trees in their physical appearance. This creativity is mesostic, a form of poetry where a letter from a key word appears somewhere in each line, providing a central trunk.
The mass of figurines, all in yellow, congregate on stands in a pool. The chaotic crowd consists of a mass of models. Each one gesticulates and shimmies in a pose chosen to reflect the character of the young artist.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 6 November 2016