Royal mail ‘Heroes’ stamp design + Captain Tom’s 100

Heroes Stamp Design CompetitionRoyal Mail

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.

Captain Tom giving a thumbs up

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’



Wed 7th – MAST Hannah Wills ~ Moses
Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins