The Kids Zone, run by the Stamp Active Network, sponsored by The Philatelic Traders’ Society, was the area of real interest for children at Stampex.  There were very few children attending on weekdays as this was, once again, in term time but we did get a reasonable number of children taking part in the activities and the auction that followed which brought very positive feedback from both the youngsters and their parents. It was interesting to note that about half the visitors were there for the first time. A feature in the youth area was the opportunity to create some “Stamp Art” by decorating a post box.

The theme of the activities this time was “Around the World” with a range of activities, a Word Search and Quiz based on a display on the theme.

Susan Henderson, Chairman of Stamp Active, commented “Stamp Active also takes the opportunity to raise funds for its activities through the sale of surplus stamps and other items on our stand at Stampex during the week. We are extremely grateful to everyone who helps us in this way by donating material. We could not continue all of our projects, such as Kidstamps, our free postal club for youngsters, without such support. We are also well supported by a range of volunteers and my sincere appreciation to all.”

Donations for Stamp Active can be sent to:

Peter Barham, Donations & Auction Manager, Stamp Active Network, 2E Broomwood Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 2JH