‘Eric’ will em­body school’s char­ac­ter

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Sketch­ing a char­ac­ter to rep­re­sent their school’s val­ues was the fun project for Year 5 stu­dents at North Cottes­loe Pri­mary School.

Teacher Matt Outred said the school val­ues were ex­cel­lence, re­spect, in­tegrity and care.

“These val­ues for­tu­itously make the acro­nym ERIC, a match made in heaven with our school lo­cale [in Eric Street],” he said.

He said the stu­dents worked with book il­lus­tra­tor Aska, whose re­cently pub­lished book, My Storee: Just Be­cause You Can’t Spell Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Write, tells of a dyslexic boy who is en­cour­aged to share his sto­ries.

Aska helped the class to de­velop their own Eric char­ac­ters, fol­low­ing the pro­cesses she uses for de­sign­ing her award-win­ning char­ac­ters.

Mr Outred said: “This is an ex­cit­ing ini­tia­tive for our school and we hope the fi­nal Eric char­ac­ter will be a mem­ber of our school and the wider Cottes­loe com­mu­nity for many years to come.”

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