Foxborough Regional Charter School is celebrating the end of a very special journey!
What began as a 5th grade class enrichment project in my classroom in 2009, the Holocaust Stamps Project (HSP) has now officially 'graduated' as the kindergarten to grade 12 community service learning initiative that raised awareness of history, tolerance, and acceptance at Foxborough Regional Charter School. The stamps, and collages created by our students over the past decade have been donated to the American Philatelic Society (APS) in Bellefonte, PA.
Representatives from the APS made the trek from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts to transfer the 18 original artworks and dozens of plastic tote boxes filled to the brim with donated stamps to the museum where they will soon be on display. We had so many stamps, that they had to make two trips to FRCS to collect them all!
In 2017, we reached our goal to collect 11 million postage stamps, one for every life snuffed out by hatred during the Holocaust. Over the past decade, students have completed 18 Holocaust-themed stamps collage artworks using 15,000-20,000 of the stamps that were donated from across the country and around the world.
Every aspect of the HSP has provided educational opportunities for students, staff, community volunteers, and visitors, but until now there has been no way for the public to view and enjoy the project.. But, in the Spring, the world will have a chance to experience its impact. We'll keep you posted on the progress of the APS display.
Learn more about the HSP HERE.
Learn more about the APS HERE.