Do you remember your favourite TV shows from 6 years ago? How about that song you couldn’t stop singing along to? The movie you begged your parents to let you watch?
Of course you don’t. It was ages ago.
Ten years ago, Facebook was a baby; hardly anybody used it. Nowadays, almost everybody has it. The things we love to watch and listen to, and the tech we use to do it, are changing constantly, and it’s hard to remember it all.
However, if you record your favourite media apps and events in your yearbook, you’ll always have a reminder of the excitement of queueing to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi, turning in an epic questline on your favourite game, or all the late nights you spent Snapping with your mates. These are the things that, when we look back in time, will define the Tenties (or Twenty-Tens, if you’d prefer).
Here’s some yearbook ideas to share with your classmates. You could ask everybody to answer the same questions, or offer them as ideas for them to talk about:
- What’s your favourite song?
- Who’s the best singer in the world? (You can’t choose yourself!)
- Which band would you most like to tour with?
- Have any songs stuck with you for the whole of school?
TV and Cinema
- What movie sequel do you most want to happen in the future?
- Which TV character are you like?
- What’s your favourite thing to binge on Netflix?
- If a movie was made of your life, what would it be called?
Games and apps
- What social media app can’t you live without?
- Which video game world would you like to live in?
- If you designed an app, what would it do?
- If you had a special attack, what would it be called and what would it do?
- What book series could you not put down?
- Which magazine or newspaper has your subscription for life?
- If you wrote a bestselling novel, what would it be about?
- Which book character do you most identify with?
Not everybody is on social media, or has a favourite TV show. Everyone has different interests, and you might decide that it’s not the best idea to force them to write about things they don’t have an opinion on. That’s okay; you could ask people to pick their favourite question, or these questions can serve you as a guide for what to write.
Ultimately, arts and communication are the things that make up our culture, and who doesn’t want to look back in 20 years’ time to see that they were a classy cultured individual?