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

Discover how a tiny piece of paper changed the way we communicate.
Discover how a tiny piece of paper changed the world

Pop It In The Post. KS2 workshop.

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

In this workshop

Enter the Victorian world of Sir Rowland Hill, the social reformer who led the campaign for letters to cost just a penny. Use object handling and role play to bring to life the story of how a small piece of paper changed the world. Discuss the lasting social impact of the Penny Black stamp and how communications have changed since Rowland Hill’s time.

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Duration: 45-minute session

Cost: £100 per session plus VAT

Group size: 30 pupils max, up to 3 classes per day

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

Book your visit today


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 Playspace, and/or ride Mail Rail.