Article by Marl Jensen
School bulletin boards have been vital tools on campus for as far back as I can recall. They can be spotted all over campus due to their functionality and versatility. In fact, a school bulletin board can be seen in class rooms, lecture halls, libraries, along hallways, and even in football fields, locker rooms, and gymnasiums. School bulletin boards are flat, wide planks, the surfaces of which are made up of cork. Owing to their usability, they are such favorites among teachers and students when it comes to tasks that involve unique school functions.
A school bulletin board is an efficient tool for disseminating information throughout campus. School bulletin boards have the propensity to attract attention from people, even from mere passers-by. Thus, this characteristic can be put to good use with information propagation tasks. With the help of tacks and holders, various items such as pamphlets, flyers, sticky pads, and other paper products can be affixed onto the surfaces of school bulletin boards. Teachers can use them to post exam schedules, test results, and lecture calendars. Students can use them to post try-out schedules, organizational meeting timetables, and other such pertinent information.
A school bulletin board can also be used as a tool for showcasing the various talents and skills of students. Poems, short stories, speeches, drawings, and paintings can be affixed onto its surface with the help of tacks and holders. Teachers can make use of school bulletin boards to encourage budding poets, writers, and artists to further explore their talents and skills. By affording them with a venue to showcase their work, their self esteem is boosted, thus encouraging them to further improve on their craft. Moreover, this method can also encourage other students to pursue more creative endeavors.
A school bulletin board can also be used for posting messages and notes in campus. Since school bulletin boards can be found practically everywhere, and in most of the more public areas in school, they can be effective in written communication tasks. Greetings and well wishes can be posted onto the board’s surface with the help of tacks and holders, as well as with sticky paper. This method will help cultivate an atmosphere of openness, fun, camaraderie, and unity among students and teachers alike. Parents can also be encouraged to send surprise letters of encouragement for their children during exams and other strenuous school activities. This way, students can be further encouraged to exert more effort in school.
School bulletin boards have indeed gone a long way from being mere school ornaments into becoming actual focal points wherever it is that they are situated. In fact, there is a variety of school bulletin boards that come in framed, wheeled contraptions. This variety can come in extra handy since they can be easily wheeled to wherever it is that they may be needed. A school bulletin board can command attention and notice from students and teachers. Hence, it is wise to put its potentials into good and proper use.
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