This file contains images of the 5 characters of Program Achieve plus the one my school decided upon: Confident Chrissy, Organised Olly, Worried Wally, Getting Along Gertie, Persistent Pete and the extra one my school decided upon - Resilient Ricky. I created these images and then printed them onto iron on transfers. I then sewed some basic cushion covers in the corresponding colours and ironed on the transfers. When I saw a student in my class displaying a characteristic such as being organised, they were allowed to use the cushion for half an hour on their chair. If I saw a child who was upset, they were given the Worried Wally cushion as a comfort for half an hour, upon which time they were usually calm enough to come and discuss the issue with me.
Before we used the cushions in the class we also discussed taking advantage of the new classroom resource and I found my year 2's were fantastic at understanding when they were being sensible or not.
These images could also be used as a classroom display or discussion. There is one character per A4 page.