Oscar the Otter makes his Norwich debut

July 5, 2010 by  

Print companies in Norwich might have some new business now that the Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden has chosen a new front man for their attraction in South Walsham, close to South Norwich.

The character of Oscar the Otter has been chosen as the new face of the Norwich tourist attraction and will now feature on the new guide to the Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. He will also appear on leaflets for a children’s nature trail challenge and on map boards.

Knowing what appeals to children is easy for Oscar the Otter’s creator, Charlotte Ware, as she is in year seven at the nearby Acle High School and she designed Oscar as an entry for a school competition to design a new guide for the local attraction. Oscar the Otter was chosen due to his smiling face and it is hoped that he will help family groups, with the help of the new nature trail leaflets, explore the woodlands and water garden. Charlotte was equally thrilled that Fairhaven chose her Oscar the Otter character and commented that he looked really good on the leaflets and on the map boards.

The Acle High School competition is the first step to creating a strong relationship between Fairhaven and Acle High as it is felt that it is important for the children to work with their local environment and the Fairhaven attraction is right on the school’s doorstep. Future projects include Year 10 pupils taking photographs in the garden, which will be exhibited in the Fairhaven tearoom.