The Stamps in Schools project has been running since 1997 providing ‘stamp days’
for Key Stage 2 class or year groups. Stamps in Schools introduces pupils to the
history of stamps, and the idea of starting their own stamp collections.
Stamp Days are free to schools and include:
An exhibition of stamps appealing to children
A presentation about the Penny Black - the world’s first postage stamp
Information and advice for children on how to start a stamp collection
Stamp themed activities.
About Stamps In Schools
A Little Bit of History
The Stamps in Schools project is the brainchild of Erene Grieve, retired teacher
and Lecturer in Developmental Psychology for the Open University. Erene realised
that she had hit upon a winning idea when her first visits into schools proved a
great success with both pupils and teachers.
The Stamps in Schools project has received much acclaim, including two coveted Rowland
Hill Awards from the British Philatelic Trust. Erene has spoken about her work on
‘Woman’s Hour’ on BBC Radio 4, and ‘The Jeremy Vine Show’ on Radio 2, as well as
spots on BBC Radio Wales.
Stamps in Schools has been featured in the Education Guardian and many local papers,
which can provide an exciting additional outcome for pupils following a stamp day.
Sponsorship of the project by the British Postal Museum and Archive has enabled Erene
to travel to many parts of the UK, where her work has often been supported by members
of the local philatelic society.
Here, in Southport, the 80th Anniversary of our Club was marked by a presentation
given by Erene who took the opportunity to visit two local primary schools where
the children showed marked interest in the stamps and the stories brought by Erene.
For more information about Stamps in Schools, please contact Erene at stampsinschools(at)gmail.com
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