Erick’s a numbers man
TOP BILLING: Erick Blechen with students Jennifer Gulson, Paris Thompson, Mark Land and Amber Henderson INTRODUCING a poster b o y wit h a d i f f e r e nce , Mundingburra man Erick Blechen has been selected to appear on this year’s cover of the Townsville Yellow and White Pages book.
The book covers Townsville, Mount Isa, Ayr, Charters Towers, Bowen, Ingh a m a n d s u r r o u n d i n g towns.
The Mundingburra State School teacher said he was shocked to be chosen.
Each year the Yellow and White Pages recognises the contributions of local residents by featuring them on the cover of its books.
White Pages marketing manager Rachel Peile said Erick’s selection recognised his commitment to encouraging his students to learn about issues facing their local community.
‘‘ In 2000, Erick developed a program where students from Mundingburra State School were given the opportunity to explore the importance of sustainability and community issues.
‘‘ Erick volunteers many hours, outside of school times, to assist students, while they learn about current affairs and issues facing their community,’’ she said.