For more than 50 years Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme has commemorated British history and achievement. Stamps have also been issued to honour the achievements of many British people. Often, the people who appear on stamps are already famous. They include scientists and explorers, writers, artists, musicians, athletes, and Prime Ministers.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, there have been many people who have done great things. Many of them are not famous, but they have done extraordinary work. These are the people who have helped us all through a really difficult time. Some are frontline workers in healthcare, others look after elderly or vulnerable people.
Children across the country, including Hartington have been designing a stamp which features their hero or heroes in their honour. A special panel of judges will pick eight winning designs, which will be sent to Her Majesty The Queen before they can be printed and issued.
The heroes of Hartington pupil’s ranged from farmers to teachers, nurses to bin men, parents to prime ministers. Sadly they will have to wait until after the 30th September 2021 to find out if they have been chosen.
The children also took part in ‘Captain Tom’s 100’ which involved the children running 100 laps of the school yard. Some children completed 120 laps, which was equivalent to 5km. This was a sponsored event and all money raised will got the Alzheimer’s Society. This is a subject that the children have been studying as part of the ‘Archbishop of York, Young Leaders Award’. Class 2 children have written poems based on their understanding and its effect. These will be read as part of the May Pole performance in the Village Hall later this month (have your tissues ready).
Mrs Broomhead MBE attended school on Friday 18th June to present the children with certificates for taking part in the stamp competition and medals for ‘Captain Tom’s 100’