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Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition Posters

Tuesday, 6th May 2014

Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition Posters

A group of students gave David and I a tour of their exhibition  

  • Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition PostersA group of students gave David and I a tour of their exhibition
  • Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition PostersThe students research went throughout term 1 with many different methods of approaching WWI as a topic
  • Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition PostersAll of the posters came in different shapes, sizes, and were all very professional
  • Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition PostersAll of the students approached their research and presentations in a variety of unique ways, such as this display and model on WWI trenches
  • Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition PostersThe posters were eye catching and impressive to view
  • Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition PostersSome students employed techniques of using tea bags, and burning the edges of their posters to make their posters look really old.
  • Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition PostersWe were also impressed by the WWI aeroplane models the students made which accompanied the exhibtion
  • Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition PostersThis student visited the museum and took photos of trench art we had in our archives - these pictures were used in her research project!
  • Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition PostersWar Horses and Animals were a popular topic for many of the students - which would have been a fascinating topic to research.
  • Arrowtown School's WWI Exhibition PostersAll of the students picked their own colours, fonts, images, and wrote their projects in their own words!

94 year 7 and 8 students from Arrowtown visited the Lakes District Museum & Gallery in term 1 to learn about the design and concept processes for setting up museum exhibitions.

We covered a lot of information - as I outlined to the students professional expectations for museum displays that would be applied to their own research projects based on Peace and Conflict.

Here are some of the key ideas I shared with students about creating effective museum exhibition displays:

  • Make your displays image rich - use lots of pictures
  • Use headings, bylines, and make your first and most important paragraph a larger size than the rest of your text
  • Think of what colours, fonts, and other styles can contribute to the theme of the information you are displaying (e.g. red for poppies, white for the white crosses, or dark grey and blue colours to help create a sombre effect)
  • Your information must be written in your own words and be simple, respectful, and informative
  • Make the size of your text a large size, as most of your audience will be standing when they read it

Now it is term 2  - and the year 7 and 8 Arrowtown students have finished their research projects, and have put them on display in their school hall. The quality of the research and the presentation of the information was astounding. David the Museum Director, and I visited the exhibition to check out all of the fantastic work.

Well done Arrowtown School - we were both very impressed by the work you have put into these projects which have made them very worthy of exhibiting to your parents and the rest of the school!

What did you most enjoy about these projects? Researching? or Presenting the information?

Are you proud of the work you have achieved?

What are some interesting facts about WWI that you have learned during this process?

Answer my questions and comment about your research projects below.

Comments (7)

I think everyone worked really hard on their posters and are all proud of what they achived

By: Finn on Wednesday, 7th May 2014 @ 10:51:20

I agree with you Finn, the work all of you achieved was INCREDIBLE!

By: Amy Taylor on Wednesday, 7th May 2014 @ 11:51:17

Thank you Amy for all your help. I have learnt some very interesting facts about World War One during my research for where the dead bodies were kept.

By: Indigo Little on Friday, 16th May 2014 @ 16:09:28

Thank you so much Amy for giving year 7&8 an amazing opportunity. We all enjoyed making our ww1 posters, and we can't wait to find out if anyones poster was good enough to get into the museum.

By: Evie on Monday, 19th May 2014 @ 12:36:12

Hi Amy thanks so much for helping us with our exhibits and everybody who did a poster did really well!
Thanks so much

By: Holly on Monday, 19th May 2014 @ 12:36:23

It is great to hear from all of you! Thanks for posting on my blog, it's wonderful that you enjoyed the project so much!

By: Amy Taylor on Tuesday, 20th May 2014 @ 08:52:37

This was my favorite Inquiry.

By: Sam on Wednesday, 21st May 2014 @ 17:04:05