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    Organizing activities and competitions can be fun but there are times you need some fresh input. In the activity drop-down menu below, you can find heaps of ideas. What about a Paper Plane Competition?
  • Activities

  • TIP: Think inside the hat!

    Party hats, store-bought or made from pages of an old book or scrap paper are very useful for a display. You can staple the hat to the board as a container for whatever you want to showcase. Or hang them in front of the board filled with little notes, poems, toy animals or whatever takes your fancy
  • TIP: Staple at an angle

    Removing old display items will be much easier when you hold the stapler at an angle when you tack items to the board. The staples will stick out at one side - perfect to get hold of and pull them out when you change displays.
  • TIP: Use a glue gun

    Glue guns are the most fantastic tools for creating displays. You can attach all sorts of materials like hard plastic, metal, fabric and everything else you can think off. Be careful with your fingers (blow - blow) the glue is very hot and you easily get blisters
  • TIP: Create a 3D effect!

    Create a 3D effect by hanging objects in front of the display board, like fish in a Sea Life display or lanterns in a Spring or Garden display.
  • TIP: Don’t overdue it!

    Too much text, images or books on display too close together distract the eye. It all becomes a blur. Each object needs its own space. Think of a shop window that is more than full with appliances, you can’t distinguish one object from the other, while carefully placed objects attract the attention.

Photo & Film Competitions

Photo Competitions:

 Reading In Strange Places – Staff and/or students can submit photos of themselves or family reading in strange places. They must have a book or reading device in their hands and act as if they’re reading. The most original photo will receive a prize. Display all photos on a display board and on your school blog. Ask an art teacher or PR manager/photographer to select the winner(s). We had the best 3 photos printed on A4 canvas through an online shop. Not expensive as they often have 30% discounts. The winners were very pleased with their canvasses and felt quite professional.

Film Competitions:

I need a bit of help here to give examples. If you know of a library/reading film competition please email me and I’ll add it to this page.

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