Royal Mail Heroes Stamp Design Competition

This year, as a school, we are taking part in the Royal Mail Heroes Stamp Design Competition.

Millions of key workers have kept the country going when many others were told to stay home and there have been many people who volunteered to help in their communities. Royal Mail wants to honour them by producing a set of eight stamps.

The stamps will feature designs created by eight school-aged children. They are asking children to think about who their hero or heroes are, and to then design a stamp in their honour.  A special panel of judges will pick the winning designs and the final eight stamps will be sent to Her Majesty The Queen before they can be printed and issued.

We are launching the competition in school this week through our class assemblies and any child from 4-14 can take part.  Your child may bring home an entry form for them to complete over the next few weeks if they choose to do so.  Entries should be back in school by Friday 14th May.

Attached is a data protection letter that informs parents and carers about how the child’s name and age, along with school name and postcode will be used.  Any child who does not qualify for finalist nominations will have their data deleted by 30th September 2021.  We are entering as a school, so children will have their school name and school postcode entered – not their private residential addresses.  Please click on the image below to access the letter.

We can’t wait to see the designs come in and it would be amazing to think that a child/children in our school could have their designs made into actual stamps that you can purchase at the shops!  There are also monetary/voucher prizes for school and the children who reach at least Regional Final stage.

Any questions please contact the school office.

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