Let’s Get Active!

It's Stamp Collecting Month (SCM) again! Every October SCM aims to introduce budding stamp collectors to a fascinating hobby. The subjects of SCM appeal to primary-school-aged children and incorporate an educational aspect.

Let's Get Active! invites primary school children to have fun and get fit. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that the most popular ball sports for Australian boys and girls are (in no particular order) basketball, netball, cricket, tennis, soccer and Australian Rules Football. These six sports are organised at national, state and local levels and all have special programs for 6 to 12 year-olds, such as the AFL's Auskick, Basketball Australia's Aussie Hoops and the Football Federation of Australia's Small-Sided Football.

Let's Get Active! comprises six stamps and a minisheet illustrated by Victorian-based James Hart. James' illustration style for the issue is influenced by Japanese manga comics and animation. He is an experienced illustrator for children and has worked in publishing, advertising and television.

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