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École Sir William Osler students impress to
On May 25, Grade 3 students learned how to
use a heat press to imprint their school mascot, the Sir William Osler Otter, onto
their very own blue t-shirts.
John Zonneveld, a graphic design teacher at
Kelvin High School, along with Kelvin students Daniel Strang and Catherine
Woloshyn, provided the heat press and demonstrated the printing process.
“I’m friends with Karen (Loveridge, Sir
William Osler principal), so we sit at the lake in summers and we came up with
this idea,” Zonneveld said.
“She was saying they needed a mascot for
the school. They didn’t have one because it’s such a new school, so we came up
with this fun, little, animated otter. These are called heat transfers. It’s a
bit of a different process than screen printing. It allows us to go on-site and
do it as a lesson for the kids.”
Kelvin High School teacher John Zonneveld
shows Junon, a Grade 3 student at Sir William Osler, how to heat print an image
to a t-shirt.
Heat pressing an image to a shirt takes
less than five seconds, with a little added time needed for properly
positioning the shirt and graphic.
“I’ve done a thousand shirts in a day
before for the Kelvin 100th anniversary (in 2012),” Zonneveld said.
Sir William Osler is a new/old school in
Winnipeg School Division. Built in 1955, Sir William Osler closed in 1991, but
reopened last year as a French immersion school. Sir William Osler is currently
home to 85 nursery to Grade 3 students, with Grades 4, 5, and 6 to be added one
by one in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
That means Grade 3 students are the big
kids at Sir William Osler and will continue to be in the coming years.
“It’s really so interesting because they
have a lot of leadership opportunities that Grade 3 students wouldn’t normally
have,” Loveridge said.
“They do our announcements and are actually
now training our Grade 2s to do the announcements. If we have an assembly or a Remembrance
Day ceremony, they’re our greeters at the door. Yesterday we had a walkathon so
the Grade 3s helped out with the nursery and kinders.”
Kelvin Grade 11 students Daniel Strang
(left) and Catherine Woloshyn prepped the design for printing.