School posters are something that many of us have in common. We’ve all been to school as youngsters and we’ve all been given the opportunity to show off our creative talents by being asked to create our very own posters. To the untrained eye of a non-involved outsider, most of these posters are hardly great works of art. But that’s not really what it’s all about. It’s more about the sense of pride that the young student has, plus the sense of pride that the proud parent have, and the sense of enjoyment that both get at different ends of the scale, from artist to observer.
School Posters that Convey a Real Message
But, one school in Darlington has taken poster creation to a whole new level. By giving their young students a specific brief – in this instance a brief regarding a new public service that has been launched – the posters that the young pupils create are being used to raise awareness not only of the new service itself, but also about something that most people all over the world are concerned about, namely – our environment.
Turning Learning into a Fun Exercise
The pupils at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Darlington were asked to create posters to herald the launch of the new gas bus service. But, before they started the new project, the young students were first given an insight into how the gas buses work. They were then also given the opportunity to ride aboard one of the new gas buses from their school in Newton Lane to Darlington’s South Park.
Practical Learning Keeps Pupils Engaged
As one member of staff put it, it’s important to teach young students about the practicalities of everyday life. It’s not only a good learning experience, but it’s something that gives the children real interest in the project and helps to keep them engaged.
Arriva Applauds the Children’s Efforts
The new gas busses are being brought into the service courtesy of National bus company, Arriva. They were very helpful in providing the free bus ride for the kids and the children are now bus mad, cheering each time one of the new gas buses goes past the school. Arriva have brought 11 of the new vehicles into service, following the of securing £2.2 million of the government’s Green Bus fund. They are delighted at the success of the new buses, which were launched in March of this year, and also proud of the contribution that the pupils of Mount Pleasant Primary School have made, not only to their new bus service, but to the overall concept of environmentally friendly transport.
Bringing an Additional Colour Dimension to Poster Creation
Most of the poster paper used in schools today is white, but the range of paper now on sale includes a wide variety of colours, and not only are there more and more schools starting to take this new, coloured paper, but many more other establishment are too. The new colour range encompasses the intensely colour rich, or a more conservative choice of natural pastel shades. As well as being available in A2 sheet size, it can also be purchased in roles of up to 20M in length – perfect for public add campaigns.
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