As well as the regular yearbook page choices (student/teacher/awards/etc), there are lots of other types of yearbook pages you can use to add interest and make it more personal to your school or the individual students. Why not use the first page to introduce readers to the yearbook? Here are a few ideas and suggestions:
Introduction by the Yearbook Committee
You and your yearbook committee have worked hard on the yearbook, so allow yourself the first page to introduce the yearbook and thank those who have made it happen! This opening intro could include photos of the yearbook committee, signatures, handwritten messages (scanned in), or just a couple of paragraphs summing up the yearbook in your own words.
Alternatively dedicate the last page in your yearbook to the yearbook committee and include ’farewell’ and ‘thanks’ messages to your fellow school leavers.
Yearbook Title Page
A title page is a good way to introduce readers to your yearbook, and would usually contain similar content to your front cover. Your school logo; school name, leavers’ year and school motto are often included here. If you have chosen a more traditional cover design, especially a hardback cloth or leather bound cover with foil blocking , you could use your title page to introduce the yearbook in a bright, fun way, maybe using some hand-drawn artwork.
A popular choice for the first page of a yearbook is an introduction by the Headteacher or Head of Year. This is the ideal opportunity for them to sum up the past years and share their memories and wishing everyone well in their future education and career paths.
Start your yearbook with a montage of photos of the school, maybe even with the school logo and/or the school name and leavers’ year, or‚ ‘This book belongs to‚’ in the centre.
Use all of the students’ names in a word cloud , or draw by hand.
Another option is to have an ‘Ownership Page’. This allows students to personalise their own yearbook.