A gallery page is perfect for content, or filling up space; it helps break up the yearbook and provides pages of your favourite silly memories! You have a range of advantages when including them into your school yearbooks. When you think about it, sometimes pictures will speak for themselves, they help get a joke across, or just show the journey your students have been on and showcase how they have developed and grown over the years.
Ideas for your Gallery Page
‘A Gallery Page’ is such a broad term but that’s perfect as it leaves you with endless opportunities and no matter what you do with it, it will always look great! I’ve compiled a list of the most common galleries I’ve come across in the yearbooks we’ve printed, and ones we think are extra special and worth including in yours:
- Residential trip/School trips away
- School Discos
- Sports day
- Charity day
- Fancy dress days/Non-uniform days
- The engine(s) of the School (what keeps your school ticking)
- Whiteboard confessions
- Baby pictures (Nothing more embarrassing and fun!)
- Summer fetes
- School plays
As you can see, there’s a lot to choose from! It’s also not too hard to think outside the box on what you want and how to display it. Did I mention you can change the theme of the gallery pages you choose with ease? You can always check out our yearbook themes too.
Something for this era!
One thing we’ve noticed becoming more popular over the last few years is the inclusion of a selfie page. Everyone takes pictures of themselves these days, and you can make the students cringe when they’re much older looking back at how they posed or dressed and if that’s not a good use of a yearbook page then I don’t know what is. It’s a great way to get the students involved in the project too by selecting their favourite selfie to include in their school yearbooks.
A few more ideas to end on
Montage pages are a little bit different to gallery pages but they act in the same manner. Gallery pages are broken up with borders and may usually have a maximum of 6 to 8 pictures per page, whilst montage pages are a collection of images, much like a scrapbook; no borders and no rules! Think of a messy collage with all the best memories you have shared.
Showcase the work of your pupils moving on! Maybe you’ve got the next generation of artists on your hands (maybe not). Gallery pages are a great way to showcase their abilities and remind them of it when they grow older.
Remember, these are a great way to break up content, add some embarrassing photos or fill out your yearbook a little. Be sure to make use of the many options available to you in the Leavers’ Books Online Creator!