• Pages

  • Activities and Competitions

    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.

Valentine’s Day

     There, there was a time I knew
That no matter, come what may, love
would prevail
And then inside the dreams I knew   

Came the question lovers fear
 Can true love fail
 Then I would miss the childhood wish
 And haven’t I sung to you
Of the knight in armor bright 

 Faithful and true to you

Al Jarreau

 Pink hearts, roses, poems and high hopes…..

 Who doesn’t want to be surprised with a nice bunch of flowers or a LUV POEM?

  • Wat you need:
  • Pink card
  • Bunch of flowers in a vase
  • Poetry books

What to do:

  • Cut the card in the shape of big hearts,
  • Really big ones and smaller ones
  • Use Blu tec to attach the hearts to windows or walls
  • Place the vase with flowers in front
  • Add some poetry books

We didn’t want to spend too much time on this one-day event and in just 30 minutes I created this romantic display for the students to enjoy. With a bunch of roses and some poetry books from our own collection, the setting was staged.  


The display is also visible from the other side of the glass, in the seminar room. The old metal filing cabinet that we use for the Vertical File got a little glamorous this way…..   

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