On 5 & 8 June, the Library hosted two lunch time workshops entitled: Stories behind the stamps. Interested students in Years 4-6 worked with stamp collections. They were encouraged to not only view the collections but to question, compare and analyse the stamps.
The focus of the sessions was a stamp series, issued in September 2015, The dogs that saved Macquarie Island, inspired by a pest eradication project enabling the island to be free of the devastating impact of rabbits, rats and mice. Hopefully, these workshops will create an interest in stamp collection and perhaps begin conversations with family and friends who also like to collect stamps.
"I really enjoyed it and my favourite thing about it was learning the story behind one of the stamps, I think that the stamp club should be held again next year, I learnt many things about the stamps and it was a very enjoyable experience." Leija Year 5
“This session made me stop and think about each stamp and it’s story behind it” Natasha Year 5
Ariel, Leija , Aarna and Courtney were all winners in the design competition run after the workshop.