To promote the IB the College is offering to students, we had a package of pages full of text with only a few images. It would take at least an hour to read. To attract the students’ attention we had to deliver the information in attractive and bite size portions otherwise interest would soon be gone. Reading it at a table would challenge their concentration let alone standing in front of a wall.
What you need:
- information package
- coloured paper- card
- Google images
What to do:
The main picture was a blue hexagon, divided in different sections resembling the papers that can be studied. I enlarged and copied that image and cut it in pieces and subsequently copied it to coloured card. The headings were enlarged, copied and printed on blue paper which I pasted on yellow card. I copied the website address on different coloured card and scanned the internet for images that resembled the characteristics IB students need to have to be successful and which would add a bit of fun to the display. I printed the characteristics also on different coloured card.
To get the sheets, images and text exactly in a vertical line I used a pin, cotton and a weight and blu-tack (see: display tips) tied to the end and attached it at the top of the board. I then followed the cord to the bottom while stapling the sheets, card and pictures. It’s much easier than constantly using a ruler.
Two heads were the next significant images. Again I enlarged them and pasted them on styrofoam to make them stand out from the board.
All the information needed to form an opinion can be read on this board in the 14 pages I used. It is a colourful, attractive and informative display.
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