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  • For Activities and Competitions select from the Activity list below

    Organizing activities and competitions is fun but sometimes you might want some inspiration. I've collected ideas and posted them in our activity lists below. What about a Jelly Bean Competition?
  • Activities

  • TIP: Keep an action list

    Make a rough sketch of how the display will look like. Write down what materials and tools you will need. Create a time-line / checklist: This week copying and laminating - Next week: buy or beg materials - Two weeks: covering display boxes with matching paper - Three weeks: collect books matching the display....
  • TIP: Staple at an angle

    Your job will be much easier when you hold the stapler at an angle. The staples will stick out a bit at one side - perfect to get hold of them with pliers and pull them out when you change displays.
  • TIP: Use a glue gun

    Glue guns are the most fantastic tools when 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 Summer Reading display.
  • TIP: Don’t overdue it!

    Too much text, images or books on display too close together distract the eye. 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.

International Languages Week

The language people acquire is very important to how they view and organize the world around them……


Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou
ka ora ai te iwi
With your food basket and my food basket
the people will thrive


                                                               Fallen stars
                                      “For my part I know nothing with any certainty,
                                           but the sight of the star makes me dream"

                                                            Vincent van Gogh

What you need:

  • Books in different languages
  • Dolls, groceries or items representing different cultures
  • Copied images from a variety of countries
     Talofa. Afio Mai!       Vær så god        pishtaku

What to do:

  • Get your language teachers or HOD's in the right mood and beg, borrow or nick some items from their departments that represent countries, folklore and language…..

  • Dust off that bottle of Menthe, shake out the Spanish dress or take that fur bull by the horns that has been on the shelf for month. Give it a new life!



How switching language can change your personality

……"It is known that people in general can switch between different ways of interpreting events and feelings – a phenomenon known as frame shifting. But researchers say their work shows that bilingual people that are active in two different cultures do it more readily, and that language is the trigger….." (source: Journal of Consumer Research)



Have fun with creating a multi-cultural display that represents the fantastic range of people, languages and cultural heritage. You can't make it tooooo wild!!!!

   Because…..it will be: Hunky dory

                   (Everything's fine)



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