Cayman Islands Postal Service recently donated 35 stamp kits to assist Cayman’s first Stamp Club.
The Stamp Club, headed by the school’s literacy coordinator, Wallis Wyke, was established at Savannah Primary School at the start of the 2008 school year and currently has 12 members.
The stamp kits contain useful tools for stamp collectors, including an album, tweezers and a magnifying glass.
‘The club was established with the goal of teaching students to appreciate stamps and use stamps as another tool to connect them to history, languages, math and geography through enjoyable participatory activities,’ Ms. Wyke said.
One of the club’s earliest activities was a visit to the Savannah Post Office, where Ms. Wyke and club members had a chance to learn about and purchase stamps.
Postmaster General, Sheena Glasgow, said she was pleased to see the programme take root at schools.
‘This is the first known Stamp Club on the island and I would like to thank Ms. Wyke for taking the initiative to start the programme,’ she said.
Ms. Glasgow noted that the Cayman Islands Postal Service will be assisting other schools to establish stamp clubs.
‘I know our children will reap dividends from these stamp clubs,’ she said.