Give SPC the tiniest twinkle of an excuse to dress up and help a great cause and we’re there!
When we saw that Roald Dahl Day was coming up, we set to work making, baking and preparing to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
Here are a few snaps of our scrumdiddlyumptious efforts, raising over £300!
Winners of the SPC Yearbooks Awards 2016 are announced!
We know you’ve been waiting with baited breath, so here are the much deserving winners of our Yearbook Awards this year…
We’ve noticed that you guys love a good “Most likely to…” yearbook page. Are we right in thinking you’re hungry for more suggestions? Well you happen to be in luck, we’ve collated a few categories of suggestions for you to take as they are, or use as ideas.
“Most likely to…” statements are perfect for a yearbook awards page – you can simply list out the awards and use photos of the lucky award winners. Got time to go to town on the design? How about a Cards Against Humanity-style layout – use a black card for the award title and a white card for the winner’s name.
Part of your student profile page comment could be a “Most likely to…”. If you’re using questions to lead the student (and teacher) comments, come up with a “Most likely to…” for each person and add it at the end.
With over 1 million selfies taken every day I’m going to bet you have a nice bank of them on your phone, Facebook, or Twitter account. Instead of waiting for those all important ‘likes’ to tot up, why not put those 5 hours a week of selfie-taking to good use in a yearbook page?
Maybe you think you’ve exhausted the selfie strategy world, but have you tried some of the ideas below?
Brain training, Sudoku, ‘which cat matches your personality?’ as a nation we can’t resist a good quiz. A leavers’ yearbook opens up a whole realm of quiz possibilities, from ‘guess who?’ to ‘celebrity look-a-likes’ to some brain-bulging questions about things that happened during your time at school.
If you fancy inviting your yearbook to get quizzy let’s get down to quiz business (feel the power of the quiz master).
We’ve seen a lot of love for our previous post about using song lyrics in your yearbook comments. A heap of new tracks are released every week of the year, so you’re never short of a lyric or two to sum up how you feel.
Musical taste is such a personal reflection of who we are and can bring out a multitude of emotions. Sometimes it’s a struggle to put into words how you feel, or maybe a band/artist has summed up your experience better than you ever could yourself. There’s absolutely no shame in using someone else’s carefully crafted words in your yearbook comments.
We talk often about what goes into the pages of your leavers’ yearbook – but what about the ending? If you’ve ever been disappointed by how a book ends you’ll be on-board with this already. I can tell.
Clever photo pages, plans for the future, a treasured collection of messages and signatures all make great yearbook closers. Strive to end the yearbook with the same energy as it started with some of our ideas below for the last page.
When one door closes another one opens! Firstly congratulations to Maria Santhosh from St Gregorys school on being the lucky winner of our autograph books competition.
And now we have another exciting opportunity for all you yearbookers – the 2016 Leavers’ Yearbook Awards. Here’s your chance to really show off what you’ve done with your own yearbook and be super-proud of what you’ve achieved!
We’re accepting entries and nominations for the 2016 awards until 31st August. Each category winner will be announced on 5th September.
Tell me more about these Yearbook Awards:
Yearbook awards categories
How to enter your yearbook into an awards category
Let’s face it, the yearbook wouldn’t exist without you guys – the organisers of this very rewarding project. Make sure you give yourself a page in your yearbook too! Do you have school staff helping with your leavers’ book? Give them at least a mention too and let’s give thanks where it’s due.
What is a yearbook committee and staff page?
A yearbook committee page gives the opportunity to thank everyone who has helped bring your yearbook from a glimmer of an idea to reality. No doubt there will have been many hours spent planning and putting the leavers’ book together, which definitely warrants a page of thanks (even if it’s just to thank yourself).
A yearbook committee page also let’s the rest of your year group know who worked on their yearbook. Some of your year may not even know a yearbook exists until they see they can buy a copy!
So, where in the yearbook should a committee / staff page live? What content should be there and how should it be laid out?
A leavers’ yearbook isn’t just about remembering each other – it’s also about remembering your own, and other leavers’ achievements. How else are you going to prove your were the best [insert amazing skill here]?
Achievement pages differ a little to yearbook award pages in that they celebrate school-related achievements. These could be for sports, attendance, or extra curricular/out-of-school club achievements.
Now here’s something I don’t get to say (or write) very often – an achievements yearbook page is perfect for both primary and secondary leavers’ books! Let’s take a look at some achievement ideas for each…
What’s in the post?
Student achievement ideas (for primary and secondary students)
Design ideas for an Achievements yearbook page