BREANNA McDermott with her winning stamp design.
BREANNA McDermott with her winning stamp design. Renee Pilcher

Breanna's mark made on stamp

SIX-year-old One Mile State School student Breanna McDermott will be sending letters to friends and family with her own stamp attached.

Breanna’s drawing, inspired by the Antarctica loan kit borrowed from the Gympie Regional Library Service, was chosen as the winner of the term four 2009 stamp competition staged in partnership with Australia Post and the Queensland Museum.

One Mile prep teacher Vicki Crawford said all prep students last year entered the competition after using the loan kits.

After learning about Antarctica, Breanna said she liked the museum kits.

She was thrilled to learn about the types of animals that live in Antarctica and feel some of their skins from the kit.

Ms Crawford said Antarctica was one of the favourite kits with last year’s prep students.

She said Breanna and her parents were very excited and she was thrilled to hear of the win.

Breanna won a personalised set of stamps featuring her winning drawing.

And her whole class received the semester two major prize of a multi-function printer from Australia Post and Queensland Museum merchandise, including children’s books and educational games.

Australia Post commercial manager Queensland Helen Brodie said the number of entries for the competition was incredible.

“We have been delighted with the response and as the entries continued to grow it became very difficult to choose a winner,” she said. “We congratulate Breanna on her colourful and creative entry.”

The stamp collection is open to schools and community groups that have borrowed a Queensland Museum loan kit from regional centres.

The competition, which encourages children to build literacy and artistic skills by sharing their loans experience in a creative way, will run again this year until the end of term two, 2011.

To borrow the loan kits contact the Gympie Regional Library Service on 5481 0859 .

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