Australia Post launches new Education Hub to encourage Literacy at school

Teachers looking for pen pals to encourage literacy should look at the Australia Post’s brand-new Education Hub which brings many curriculum-aligned resources together to help their students discover the joy of letter writing through its popular Pen Pal Club.

The Pen Pal Club is open year-round to Australian schools and early learning centres only, and is free to join.

The range of educational resources on the online hub covers topics such as literacy and letter writing, First Nations culture, stamps, coins and collectables and STEAM subjects through activity guides, lesson plans and templates.

Australia Post Head of Consumer Marketing Corrina Brazel said “Australia Post has always been about connecting people, and with our free, fun and engaging lesson plans we create content designed specifically to help classrooms discover, learn and connect,”

“We’ve offered the Pen Pal Club since 2019 and it’s a great way to kick off the school year to help teachers connect their students with others across Australia, especially this year when it’s never been more important.”

Young entrepreneur Jack Berne, who raised $1.8 million dollars through his Fiver for a Farmer initiative, has teamed up with Australia Post to champion letter writing for kids.
“I discovered pen pals last year when I found a box of my Mum’s letters and she told me what they were,” he said.

“I didn’t even know how to address an envelope but thought it would be great to hear from other kids my age from different parts of the country, so I think the Pen Pal Club is something that all schools should get involved in.”

Teachers can register at the Pen Pal Club any time and Australia Post will help to connect them with other classrooms based on classroom size, location and age group.