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Making a Mascot

The KNIGHTS have been working on making a mascot for the school with their design and technologies project for this term. The main purpose of this project is to explore and practice the design processes involved in producing anything from a school assignment to a car. They are using the 4 phase model pictured. The phases of creating a product are investigation, ideation, production and evaluation. The students analysed the model and noticed the design process is cyclical and there is no clear starting point so individuals may vary the process to suit their own or the project’s needs.

The KNIGHTS started their mascot project with the investigation phase. Students were challenged to find a diverse range of mascots from different contexts to compare and evaluate. We shared the mascots we found and had a group discussion about the common themes or underpinning ideas mascots share. Some of the themes they discovered were most mascots are animals and they usually represent a team or organisation. The students also figured out that mascots usually represent a personality trait or attributes that a team or organisation want to be associated with or known for. An example of this is the Perth Wildcats Basketball team – Wildcats are ferocious, fast and always land on their feet. Through their research the KNIGHTS also realised that mascots can be influenced by the culture surrounding them such as native animals, dockworkers or cowboys.

The KNIGHTS then began evaluating their research by distilling it into guiding principles for the Bold Park Community School mascot with a guiding question.

What do you believe the most important function of our mascot is?

They came up with the following list of guiding principles:

  • It has to represent us as a community
  • It has to advertise
  • It has to grab people’s attention
  • It has to represents how we feel about ourselves
  • It has to be attractive
  • It has to show our personality as a school e.g gladiator shows that you are tough.

The KNIGHTS have progressed further with their project and are now in the construction phase. Learning different knot techniques and sustainable ways to construct a mascot.

Can you guess what our school mascot might be?

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