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Hessian Display Boards

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Over_the_hill, May 22, 2020.

  1. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    Does anyone use these in their classroom? I need to know what you use to attach the work to the hessian. Surely blu-tac would make a mess. Would stapling ruin the hessian? Thanks in advance.
  2. jomaimai

    jomaimai Established commenter

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  3. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Staples and pins are fine.
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  4. MollyM

    MollyM New commenter

    I use staples and pins to.o -they fit between the gaps and have been easy to remove without damaging the hessian. I have attached a gasmask which stayed up for a term.
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  5. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    The hessian does play havoc wih your knuckles when you remove the staples though!
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  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Map pins would be fab, unless you have children who will steal them and stab each other.
    You may need that after the holidays! :D
  7. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    Thank you all for taking the time to reply. X
  8. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    We used staples and pins successfully. But when we covered all our large boards with hessian, we were hoping it would last at least a few years - it was considerably more expensive to do than using display paper or even card. When we took down displays that had been up for a half a term, the hessian had faded quite a lot. By the time a year was up, it looked very faded and shabby and we gave up and took it down. It didn't prove cost effective for us.
  9. May2

    May2 Established commenter

    We had boards covered with hessian in different colours in a primary school. We thought we were going to just attach work to them but they turned out to be too dull so we still used bright backing paper stapled to them first before attaching work. They lasted ok using staples and then removing them although most of us would staple at an angle which always made it easier to remove. A trick I wasn't aware of until I'd been teaching about 15 years!
  10. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    I’m shocked by this talk of removing staples. I always thought that the idea was to just carry on hammering staples into the thing, until they comprise about 90% of the structure of the whole board. And then, every couple of years or so, cover it up with whatever hideous coloured paper you could ‘borrow’ from somebody else’s classroom (when they weren’t there, of course)...

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