Friday Update – 30th April 2021

30 April 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

During the next couple of weeks, the children at Kells Lane will be taking part in Royal Mail’s ‘Enter the Heroes’ stamp design competition.

Here’s an extract from Royal Mail to explain more:

‘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. Millions of key workers have kept the country going when most of us were told to stay home for our own safety. And there have been many people who volunteered to help people in their communities who needed help or support.

We think that what these people have done makes them heroes, so Royal Mail wants to honour them by producing a set of eight stamps.’

Our children will be asked to think about who their hero or heroes are, and to then design a stamp in their honour. The children’s stamps will be sent to a special panel of judges who will pick the winning designs. The final eight stamps will be sent to Her Majesty The Queen before they are printed and issued.

We are also planning to celebrate this event by having a special dressing up day at the end of this half term. We would like to invite our children to come to school dressed as a hero of their choice.

I hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler


Dates for your diary:

Monday 3rd May 2021

Bank Holiday
Wednesday 12th May 2021

Y6 swimming begins (every week until the end of term)  
Monday 24th May – Friday 28th May 2021

Chris Connaughton in school all week delivering drama and story telling sessions to all year groups  
Friday 28th May 2021

To mark the end of our Royal Mail ‘Stamps for Heroes’ art competition, we would like to invite the children to come to school dressed as a hero of their choice  
Monday 31st May – 4th June 2021 (inclusive)

Half term  
Wednesday 7th July 2021 – Friday 9th July 2021

Year 5 residential to Dukeshouse Wood