Fess up. You’ve done something really embarrassing, and I want to know about it. So does the entire school year.
I’m guessing you also want to read your friends’ confessions. Truth is, there’s tonnes of secrets at your school. Don’t you want to find them out?
That’s what a secret confessions yearbook page is for. Your secret confession page gives people in your year the opportunity to confess their deepest, darkest secrets, and gives the rest of the year the opportunity to have some mega lols at their expense.
Nobody wants to put their name to an embarrassing confession – or, at least, nobody wants to confess at the time. If you force people to provide their name or anything that could be used to figure out who it is, they’ll keep all their juicy secrets and gossip to themselves – and trust me, you’re going to want to get your hands on this scandal.
Luckily, there’s a couple of things you can do to get around this. Set up an anonymous post box in school – preferably in a place that the younger students can’t access, such as a common room, or they’ll be stuffing the box with nonsense.
You should also create a confession submission page using Google Forms. Set it up as a short-answer form. You can even ask specific questions – what really happened on the school trip? Any secret crushes? The most embarrassing moments? Just make sure everybody knows they don’t have to fill in their details – but they can if they want!
Open it up to teachers too. They might have some shocking confessions. You might even get so many submissions, you have to open it up to a teacher confession page.
This should go without saying, but make sure you check the submissions for inappropriate comments! Some things are too racey to publish.
If you’re not sure if it’s appropriate, ask yourself: would you let your elderly relatives read this? Because if you ever show them your yearbook, they probably will.
Now that you’ve collected your confessions and sorted through them, you need to design a page for them to sit on.
In the past, schools have used speech bubbles, torn and scribbled notepaper backgrounds, post-it notes, and anonymous silhouette portraits. While these work really well, you should also think about how it fits into the design fo the rest of your yearbook.
If you find yourself buried under an enormous pile of confessions, you should also consider separating them out over several pages rather than cramming them onto a single spread.