1. They Are An Important Teaching Aid
Display boards help children’s education by assisting with visual learning; teachers use display boards to showcase images relevant to the lesson subject. But why is visual learning so important? According to Education Consultant Dr. Lynell Burmark, we use our short term memory to process words - this can only retain roughly seven pieces of information. However, images are directly processed by our long-term memory which offers much better retention. This suggests that the use of images assists students in retaining information more accurately over time. In addition, the Visual Teaching Alliance claims that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text; meaning that pupils can grasp a learning situation significantly faster when images are involved. By using either a wall-mounted or freestanding display board as part of lessons, teachers can offer a more in-depth learning experience for their students.
In addition, display boards in classrooms also help to assist children’s learning in more indirect ways, by rounding out a child’s mental and emotional education. Display boards in classrooms that are used to showcase student work help to give purpose and value to their schoolwork, giving pupils positive affirmation that their work is appreciated, and that every child’s work matters. In addition, where such displays are used as rewards for exceptional work, they can not only provide encouragement and goals to aim for, but also offer inspiration to other pupils, building a culture of support and learning.
2. They Encourage A Sense of Community
Schools are a place where it’s important for everyone, both staff and students, to feel welcomed and included. One of the best ways to create a friendly atmosphere is to cultivate a sense of community - and one of the easiest ways to do this is through a large noticeboard or display board in a school corridor or thoroughfare.
Things you can display on your communal noticeboard can include details of upcoming events, such as parent-teacher meetings, year-group gatherings, sports matches, extracurricular classes, volunteering opportunities, lunch menus as well as school news, updates, prize-winning work, student art exhibitions and much, much more. By keeping students and staff informed about what’s going on in their school and offering opportunities for them to engage outside of scheduled lessons, you give them a chance to strengthen their ties to the school and its community.
3. They Help To Keep People Safe
Schools are often situated in large buildings which house hundreds of people, from teachers and students to pastoral staff, visitors and parents. One of the most challenging aspects of running an educational establishment is ensuring the safety of all those on campus. Display boards offer a unique way to keep everyone informed about safety information such as escape routes, fire evacuation strategies, off-limits zones and more. By installing display boards in major corridors and thoroughfares, as well as in each and every classroom, you can ensure that everyone on campus is aware of their closest emergency exit and what the procedure is in case of a fire or other emergency.
4. They Are A Flexible Choice
Within our wide range of school display boards, we have a large variety of different styles, shapes and sizes. Included within this are the standard wall-mounted noticeboards and external post-mounted notice boards, of course, but we also have a collection of flexible school display products for interior use offering you maximum value for money.
If you’re looking for display boards that can be moved around from classroom to classroom, then our panel & pole kits, our folding display boards, our mobile whiteboards and our concertina screens all offer different options for flexible school display boards. For example, if you have a parent-teacher meeting, or school open day, you can use these mobile products to create specific displays in different places around the school in addition to the fixed wall displays. These mobile boards can also be used for special assemblies or school meetings in larger halls or canteens.