‘Eric’ will embody school’s character
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.”