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An Post/ INTO Handwriting Competition 2018


To celebrate 150 years of Ireland's biggest teachers' trade union, An Post and INTO have teamed up to bring you new bonus activities.

We want you to share in the fun in this special year for the INTO. The great news is, there is an activity for everybody.

All about stamps

Lesson plan
Stamp template and colouring - sport
Stamp template and colouring - trains
Stamp pictogram puzzle

Visual arts lesson plan for 1st and 2nd class
Visual arts support material

Creative writing lesson plan for 3rd and 4th class
Maths lesson plan for 5th and 6th class

Did you know?

  • An Post has issued a new stamp to celebrate the 150th anniversary year
  • The INTO was founded in 1868 and there are over 43,000 members who are school teachers from all over Ireland

The stamp is designed to look like a child's writing in a copybook. The reason for this design is to honour the INTO's first President, Vere Foster, who was a champion for children learning to write and for handwriting.

New competitions and activities!


To start your journey, choose primary competition or secondary competition from the links below: