Thursday, March 22, 2012

Stamps in School

England's Rutland Times reports  pupils at Oakham Primary School  were introduced to the joy of stamp collecting by Stamps in School co-ordinator Erene Grieve, of the British Postal Museum and Archive.

According to the piece, Grieve visited the school to kick-start their interest with an hour-long session where the children were given stamps to start their collections.

Teacher Linda Galleozzie  is quoted as saying, “The children were absolutely spellbound, she made it really interesting for all of them. I was interested in starting a stamp collecting club at the school because we have lots of afterschool clubs and I thought this would be a good addition. It was something I used to do as a child."

"The idea of the project is to get children interest in the hobby while linking it with literacy, numeracy, history, geography, art and citizenship teaching," according to the article which can be found at

Shown above, pupils at the Oakham CE Primary School.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM