Oakham Primary School pupils enjoy stamp collecting

Photo: SM070312-013ow'Pupils at Oakham CE Primary School learning about postage stamps. From left, Adam Walters, 10, Christopher Wright, nine, and Olivia Hunnikin, 10.

PUPILS at Oakham Primary School where introduced to the joy of stamp collecting.

Stamps in School co-ordinator Erene Grieve, of the British Postal Museum and Archive, visited the school to kick-start their interest on Wednesday, last week, with an hour-long session where the children were given stamps to start their collections.

Teacher Linda Galleozzie said: “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.

Linda said all 40 of the children who took part showed interest in joining the club, which will start on Tuesday’s after school next term.

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.

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