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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?
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  • 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.

Bike Wise

What an email to colleagues can do! An spare tire, helmet, gloves, a pump and a saddle were delivered on demand. An old children’s bike attached upright to the display board illustrated that you had to get your gear right first. The posters of fancy bikers in lycra made the students dream of the Tour de France or long trips around the peninsula.

Sports gear showcased on dolls and a beautiful framed suit were the finishing touch.
The upright bike immediately attracted the attention of (mostly) the boys. Trying to remove the gear was tempting so I made sure it was very well attached to the board.

 What you need:

  • images from internet or from cycling books
  • coloured paper
  • bike (I used an old one but a fancy new one would be even better)
  • bike gear
  • cycling clothes and gear (optional)
  • promotional material
  • blu-tack/stapler/extra strong tape/wire/nylon cord/guillotine/scissors/ruler
What to do:

I tacked all sorts of biking info to the board and little orange streamers connected the bike to the display.

By attaching objects on the top and next to the display the usual square three panel board looked suddenly quite different.

The College provided the beautiful framed black suit and blue cycling gear. A relative provided the dolls.

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