Eric is the smallest child in Miss Honey's class, which makes him easier for Miss Trunchbull to bully. Eric appears in the following songs:
- "School Song"
- "The Hammer"
- "When I Grow Up"
- "The Smell of Rebellion"
- "Revolting Children"
- "When I Grow Up (reprise)"
Performance at Crunchem Hall
Eric's full name is revealed as "Eric Shaffernickle" according to his End of Year School Report card. His grades are decent; Mostly consist of Gs (Good Grade or Cs).
According to Miss Trunchbull, his grades have improved but still not good enough. Also that he has "the spine of a worm."
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