If you’re looking for fun page ideas to ‘spice up’ your yearbook then you’re at the right place! As well as awards pages and photo pages, you could put together other fun leavers’ book pages to break up your profile pages such as:
1. Guess who? – Ask everyone to provide a baby photo of themselves (including the teachers) and make up a quiz page where people have to guess who each baby is.
2. As well as profile pages (which are usually laid out in form groups), why not make up a page or two celebrating the different friendship groups in your year? Get each person in the group to write a short piece of text about either their favourite memory together or about one of the people in their group of friends.
3. Quiz time – going back to the idea of yearbook quiz pages, come up with a bunch of questions about things that have happened during your time at school, people in your year group, areas of your school building, etc. Include the answers either at the bottom of the page or at the back of your yearbook.
4. My generation – Recall certain fashion crazes (such as leggings, jumpsuits, UGG boots, etc.) or must-have gadgets which have been popular during your time at school (such as smartphones, the iPad, 3D TV, Xbox Kinnect etc.) and include prices of these things so you can look back in the future and compare. Feature your top 5 apps too, such as Facebook, Twitter, Angry Birds, etc. In your yearbook include a list or report of major events and news stories that have happened, such as the Royal Wedding (you could even use this as a theme for your yearbook), Japanese tsunami, Barack Obama elected, Michael Jackson’s death, the world’s introduction to Jedward / Justin Bieber, etc.
5. Make up a page of school related objects such as your uniform (a tie if you have one), mobile phones, mp3 players, fashionable toys (particularly if you’re creating a Primary School yearbook), music, magazines etc. Either put these together on a desk and photograph them from above, or photograph each object separately and montage them together. This is also a great idea for your yearbook’s front cover.
6. Missing photos of your school building? Or around your school? You may never get to see inside these walls again and it’s amazing what you forget over time. Take photos of your classrooms and common areas and inject some fun into the images by using a gnome (or object of choice) as a tour guide. Place the tour guide somewhere in the photo and add a speech bubble in your page design for running commentary!
7. Do you have any budding writers in your year? If so, ask them if they would be interested in writing a piece about your year and highlight some of the great memories of your time at school. This text could be in the form of a poem, lyrics, or a short report.
8. If you’re creating a Primary school yearbook, get the pupils to make hand prints, finger prints and foot prints. People can look back and see how much they have grown over time.
9. News and gossip page(s) are brilliant to revisit in future – report on the top news stories/scandals and fun gossip happenings during your time at school. Remember to check with the individual(s) involved that they’re happy for you to include their news or gossip story first.