Pop It In The Post (KS1/2)

Discover how the world's first stamp, the Penny Black changed how we communicate.

Discover how a tiny piece of paper changed the world

KS1/2 History, Literacy, Maths, Geography, Art & Design, Citizenship
Suitable for years 2 – 6 (differentiated for year group)


In this workshop

Meet Sir Rowland Hill who explains the unfair Victorian postal system and his campaign for letters to cost just one penny. Use drama and role play to tell people’s stories about how the world’s first stamp, the Penny Black changed their lives. Find out the lasting social impact of the communications revolution we live with today.

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost per workshop: £100 +VAT (£120 inc. VAT)

Group size: 35 pupils max, up to 3 classes per day

Adult : pupil ratio 1:4 (KS1) 1:6 (KS2) (plus SEND support staff)

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Resources

Prepare for your visit: Pop It In The Post learning resource

Make a day of your school visit

Book to stay and play in Sorted! The Postal Play Space, and/or ride Mail Rail.