In the mid-2000s, silicon bracelets were the most popular marketing tools used by most companies and organizations. Whether it was to promote a specific cause or introduce a new product, these bracelets served the purpose. This is the reason why up to this present time, they remain to be one of the most effective ways of promoting start-up products and/or establishing brand loyalties for existing ones. The best thing about it is that while they can be ordered in bulk and they do not incur that much cost.
These silicon bracelets have also found its way into schools and universities. There are many practical uses for these bracelets or wristbands in the academic setting. These light hand wristbands are also non-allergenic, durable, and water repellent. Since they are inexpensive, the schools and universities see these wristbands as a practical tool in implementing their regulations as well as in raising funds for their various projects.
Below are the possible uses of rubber bracelets for schools and universities:
Instead of ID lanyards, these wristbands can help identify students within the school and their respective grade level or section. This is easily done by designating a specific colorper grade level and/or section.
They are useful especially on field trips, as the kids on a field trip can be easily spotted wearing their respective school wristbands. Prior to going on a field trip, the teacher can hand these out to each kid and require that they be worn for the duration of the trip. It is the one of the best ways to manage crowd control especially on venues such as museums, sports arena, zoo, etc.
Maybe in the future, they can create these silicon bracelets with bar codes indicating the student numbers and other details. It would be easy to monitor their attendance as well. When their ID bracelets are scanned upon entry or exit, their time is logged in. Having wristbands with bar codes, may not be a farfetched idea at all. It can also further be integrated into the library system of the academic institution.
2) Achievement Marker
For the conscientious students, these wristbands can serve as a tool for positive reinforcement. You can vary these silicon bracelets with different phrases that either say “I’m in the Honor Roll” or “Science or Math Club Member”. They can come out as merit rewards for the students who strive to do their best. In the same manner, it can also encourage other kids to strive to reach that benchmark and wear the wristbands given to deserving students.
3) Subliminal tool for the formation of positive values
if you are looking for a supplemental way of teaching and reinforcing values to your students, the wristbands can do it. A teacher can assign a particular virtue (choose from honesty, patience, integrity, compassion, etc.) and use one as a theme for the week. Thereafter, ask the students to choose and wear a specific virtue color – one that they would like to cultivate the most. In value formation, it is just as important to reinforce positive values and validate them. Isn’t this a fun way of teaching and creating a positive impact on kids or youth? Other equally relevant messages are: “No to bullying” or “say No to drugs”.
4) Class Souvenir
these wristbands or bracelets can also serve as a class souvenir or memento. In fact, the names of the students per class can be printed on the inside or outside of the bracelets. Take note that this is only possible if the class size is not as big. In the same token, these can also be given on freshmen orientation events, wherein the expected year of graduation is embossed on the silicon bracelets. This can bolster a feeling of belongingness among the freshmen students.
Commemorate certain events such as School Festivals, JS Proms, Intramurals, etc. with these wristbands and sell them for fundraising projects. You can be as creative as you want in finding uses for these wristbands.