Primary schools

Book a facilitated session. Available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Delve deeper into the postal past, get hands-on with original objects, take part in role play, investigate new ideas, overcome a challenge, or solve a problem.

Delivered by engaging facilitators and actors in role, our flexible approach delivers first class learning that can be adapted to suit the needs of your learners.

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Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1

Stimulate the curiosity of little learners through engaging hands-on play.

  • Engineers: GOOD IDEAS!

    Meet a postal engineer with a GOOD IDEA! Dig deep under London to discover the story of Mail Rail.

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  • BOOKING FAST The Jolly Postman learning programme

    Over the hills and faraway, help The Jolly Postman deliver his letters today. Foundation Stage & KS1/2.

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  • Stay and play: Schools and nurseries in Sorted!

    Children aged 8 and under will have sackloads of fun. New 2018 price £50 per class.

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  • BOOK FOR 2018 The Jolly Christmas Postman storytelling

    It’s Christmas Eve. Can your pupils help to deliver the Christmas post on time?

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Key Stage 1 and 2

Inspire your pupils with stories from our collections.

  • Spies, Lies and Pigeons: Communications in the First World War (KS1/2)

    Meet a First World War post lady or a soldier in the Post Office Rifles and discover how the Post Office went to war.

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  • Pop It In The Post: How The Penny Black Stamp Changed Our World (KS1/2)

    Use object handling and role play to discover how a small piece of paper, the Penny Black, changed the world.

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  • Mail Rail Science Show: How Technology Solved a Problem (KS2)

    Travel through time to meet engineers and find out about early attempts to move the mail underground.

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  • Cracking Code Breakers: Engineering Colossus, the World’s First Programmable Computer (KS2)

    Help Post Office engineer Tommy Flowers to build Colossus, the code-breaking machine that cracked messages from Hitler!

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  • Undeliverable! Owing to Enemy Action (KS2)

    It is September 1940 and bombs are falling on London. Join the Post Office's Rescue and Salvage squad to save the mail!

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  • Last Post: The Postal Service in the First World War (KS2)

    Use archival documents, photographs, maps and objects to reflect on the experience of the First World War.

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  • NOW BOOKING 2018 Pop it in the Christmas Post (KS1/2)

    Enter the Victorian world of Sir Rowland Hill at Christmas time and make and send your own card.

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  • Sorting office visits (KS2/3)

    Exclusive access behind the scenes of the Mount Pleasant sorting office (suitable for pupils aged 8 and over).

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  • First World War Archive visits (KS2/3)

    Find out what original items, including letters, postcards, maps and uniform, can tell us about the First World War.

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We can bring our engaging and inspiring stories to you.

  • Outreach workshops

    Workshops, storytelling sessions and science shows are available as Outreach within Greater London as indicated.

    Cost: £180 plus VAT per session, max 30 pupils per session

    Schools can book additional workshops for £100 (up to 3 sessions per day)

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  • Stamps in Schools

    Stamps are little windows into the history of the World. Their designs can support teaching across the curriculum.

    Workshops are delivered by Erene Grieve, a retired teacher.

    Free 1-hour sessions available across the UK (up to 2 sessions per day)

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