2016 50c 50th Anniversary of Play School Coloured 50c PNC
2016 50th Anniversary of Play School 50c PNC.
To celebrate 50 years of Australia’s most iconic children’s television program, Australia Post has designed a series of Play School themed philatelic products.
Featuring Big Ted, the now famous Play School toys, these coins will spark happy memories across generations. As a much-loved part of the fabric of Australian culture, the anniversary of this television show is sure to be celebrated by fans young and old.
First airing in 1966, Play School is the longest running children’s television show in Australia and a favourite amongst many. Featuring two actors per episode the young audience is engaged in a direct and caring manner. Using well-known toys – Jemima, Humpty, Big & Little Ted – they tell stories, sing songs and perform activities that encourage children imagine, wonder and learn while having fun. Being asked to guess which window – the arch, round or square – may strike a chord with more mature fans.
This memory being second only to the iconic status of the Play School theme tune that begins ‘There’s a bear in there… and a chair as well.’ Play School has been watched and loved by many generations of Australians, and has woven into childhood memories for years.