A novel way to encourage reading, Mundelein High School District 120, Chicago, Illinois have transformed their English department hallway into an amazing learning environment.
Using walls either side of the classroom doorways which jut out like book spines, this High school have turned their corridor into a bookshelf-esque line-up just in time for students returning from their Christmas break in January. In a post on Facebook the High School explained, “A Routine hallway has been transformed into a giant motivational tableau to encourage reading.”
This stunning project, which was designed by Visual Image Photography, uses vinyl murals to turn the walls into giant book titles. Among the books chosen to adorn these walls are; Bear Town by Fredrik Backman, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, and October Mourning by Leslea Newman.
The effect of these transformations is truly amazing to look at and we hope the students are in awe with this artwork in their school as much as we are.
“New stories added daily or at our convenience.
Submit your tales — your life is bullshit too!”
Good to know we can add our own shame to the ever-growing list of tragic titles.
If you submitted a title about your life- what would yours be?
The Hogwarts/Harry Potter fandom is one Tumblr has been obsessing over since forever and, despite the last movie being released back in 2011, they’re still going strong!
Some of the funniest observations ever made about Harry Potter and the wizarding universe can be found on the blog site, and here are our favourites…
The Royal Mint is keeping fairly tight lipped about the coin, and so we don’t know yet what it will look like but we assume it’s likely to feature the monster, and possibly the mouse who bravely stands up to him.
From his Tumblr page, Ben shows us some of his best work to date- Harry Potter themed Valentine’s cards! Not all of them are PG13- be warned- and they are all slightly awkward, pun-filled, and full of magic.
If you love someone who should’ve attended Hogwarts then we have the cards for you, but be warned- there is the occasional swear word and distinct lack of romance…
The creator, Renaud Plante contacted me this week to share the video and I just had to share it with you as I think you will all love it.
In the short film, which is called Un monde à découvrir (A World to Discover), a young boy goes to a library and discovers, in books and their words, a universe that will follow him until the end of his life. I’m sure a lot of you will relate.