Stamp of approval
PUBLISHED: 16:24 11 February 2009 | UPDATED: 09:37 12 August 2010
PUPILS unveiled a celebratory stamp collection which will be issued from today to mark Darwin s 200th anniversary. Youngsters from Charles Darwin School
PUPILS unveiled a celebratory stamp collection which will be issued from today to mark Darwin's 200th anniversary.
Youngsters from Charles Darwin School, in Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, unveiled the new jigsaw-edged stamps last Thursday which represent the way the world's most famous naturalist pieced together the evolutionary puzzle.
The event was in partnership with Royal Mail, which is celebrating the bicentenary anniversary with six self-adhesive stamps, available from today.
Charles Darwin School is the nearest secondary school to Down House, where Darwin moved shortly after his famous five year expedition on HMS Beagle journey to South America, and beyond.
The school's science lab was the apt place to reveal large blow ups of the stamps including the first class stamp, which features a portrait of the world's greatest evolutionist. Royal Mail's Martine Munby, said: "The jigsaw design of the stamps is a great way to link Darwin's vast areas of research, while the Miniature Sheet is a beautiful representation of the Galapagos Islands.