Thursday, 24 September 2015

Back to school – Choosing a school mascot!

The summer is over and the teachers and children are back at school – but does your school have a Mascot?

The mascot that you choose will become an inherent part of your school and its culture. Because it will so strongly represent your school, choosing a mascot is an important decision to make. You must carefully select a mascot that truly represents what your school, teachers and students are about.

But with plenty of colourful animals and creatures to choose from, how do you make the right mascot choice? To help you with choosing a mascot that is perfect for your school, we’re giving you a few tips...

What is your school’s name and identity?
Your school’s name and unique identity can have a huge impact on what makes sense for a mascot choice. For example if your school is known for its competitiveness, then a warrior or Spartan design could work – or if your school is known for its environmentally friendliness you could have an animal. Or if your school is steeped in local history, then you could create a unique mascot that represents this!

Location, location, location!
Choosing an animal mascot that is designed based off of a creature that lives near or on your school grounds just makes sense. Because your students encounter a creature regularly or constantly think about it because it is in the area, they can easily identify with it.

School colours schemes
A huge part of school pride is representing your school’s colours. Whatever they are, your mascot should be representing them. All mascots, including the animals, can wear clothes; you can have their attire designed you school colours!

Hold a mascot design contest!
One of the best ways to develop a strong connection between your mascot and your students is to choose a mascot design that was created by the students themselves! Holding a mascot design contest is a great idea.

If you’re still a bit stumped, don’t worry, we can help! For some more advice please get in contact with us, after all, we are pretty experienced in creating mascot costumes! We will work to your exact specifications to ensure you get a costume that you and your students will love!

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