Royal Mail Stamp Competition

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We are taking part in the Royal Mail Heroes Stamp Design Competition. Over the next few weeks each class will be taking some time to think of their heroes during the current pandemic and will be designing a stamp to be entered into this great competition.

Please take time with your child to discuss you their hero is so that they know what they may draw on there design in school.

Thanks you

Below is some information about the competition.

For more than 50 years Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme has commemorated British history and achievement. Stamps have also been issued to honour the achievements of many British people. Often, the people who appear on stamps are already famous. They include scientists and explorers, writers, artists, musicians, athletes, and Prime Ministers.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, there have been many people who have done great things. Many of them are not famous, but they have done extraordinary work. These are the people who have helped us all through a really difficult time. Some are frontline workers in healthcare, others look after elderly or vulnerable people.

Millions of key workers have kept the country going when most of us were told to stay home for our own safety. And there have been many people who volunteered to help people in their communities who needed help or support. We think that what these people have done makes them heroes, so Royal Mail wants to honour them by producing a set of eight stamps.