Royal Mail is offering an opportunity for UK schoolchildren to design one of eight special stamps to honour the heroes of the pandemic.
The #HeroStamps design competition gives children aged 4 to 14 years the opportunity to submit their own stamp designs, eight of which will be sent to Her Majesty The Queen for approval before they can be printed and issued.
The stamps can honour anybody who has worked hard during the pandemic, including but not limited to NHS and social care staff, volunteers, and other key workers.
I will be writing to schools here in Dover and Deal about this exciting competition. This is only the fifth time that Royal Mail has held a competition like this and is an excellent opportunity for children in our area to showcase their creativity and honour those who have helped the country through the pandemic.
Schools and families who educate their children at home can visit www.royalmail.com/stampcompetition to sign up for one of 6,000 resource packs available. Children have until 28th May to submit their entries.