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The Really Good School Dinner

Plain Jane, Mandy, Yoko, Blondie, Whitney, Kate, Emo girl and Peta

Plain Jane, Mandy, Yoko, Blondie, Whitney, Kate, Emo girl and Peta

What’s it all about?

In 2009 The School Food Trust ran a campaign in England and Wales to raise money for WFP’s school meals. Schools were encouraged to register. Student could then create an avatar to sit at the virtual table, and pledge meals.

Emo, Ginger, Fro bro, Angry, Freddie and Stevo

Emo, Ginger, Fro bro, Angry, Freddie and Stevo

 

Creating the avatars

In the process of drawing twenty eight cheeky characters I made:

  • Two bodies (boy and girl)
  • Ten skintones
  • Fourteen hair colours
  • Twenty four hairdos
  • Twenty four pairs of eyes
  • Twenty five expressive mouths
  • Three pairs of glasses
  • A headscarf, kippa and pakta
Dawn, Baheera, Raven, Cherry 2000, Spike, Bridie, Chantelle and Peppa

Dawn, Baheera, Raven, Cherry 2000, Spike, Bridie, Chantelle and Peppa

Jonah, Seth, Manoj, Jason and Owen

Jonah, Seth, Manoj, Jason and Owen

The avatar editor lets students pick any of of these features in combination. They all fit nicely together as the head is a fixed shape and size.

 

Extras

In addition to the fun collection of characters I drew a lunch tray for everyone to use in the virtual dining hall.

Meal trays for the virtual dining hall

Meal trays for the virtual dining hall

Two of the crew also ended up in their own poster.

Blondie and Ginger in their own poser, plus a collection bucket wrap

Blondie and Ginger in their own poser, plus a collection bucket wrap

 

For those of you with Flash Player installed The Really Good School Dinner site these guys appear on can be seen here.

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