The project mascot
Insieme creiamo la mascotte del progetto .
Italy’s task was to propose the mascot’s drawing to every partner who had to realize it using different materials.
The italian one is the symbol of how reading is conceived by our students. It was chosen among a group of six mascots after a competition which involved pupils attending the last grades of primary school and their parents. Working together in small groups of about six people, they were able to realize the importance of reading in an alternative and amusing way.
The first step was the explanation of what they were going to do: teachers asked them to create a mascot reflecting the role of reading in general; they could use whatever they wanted but, above all, materials that they already had at home. After a sort of brainstorming that gave them the opportunity to clarify their ideas, they started drawing it, in order to have a first draft.
The second step was to recollect whatever they considered useful to create their mascot. Every pupils used old toys or recycled materials such as papers, cardboard or plastic.
During the third and last step pupils and parents presented their works. Every mascot was really original so the final choice was very hard.
This funny puppet seems to be alive with its wonderful smile and big glasses.
The group of students who won the competititon was helped by a very creative mother and by the teacher of art and technology, they realized a nice and original mascot.