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.

Available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Duration 45-minute workshop
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)
KS1/2 History, Literacy, Maths, Geography, Art & Design, Citizenship

Suitable for years 2 – 6 (differentiated for year group)

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.

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