Australia Post is encouraging children across the country to write and send their letters of support to the Australian Paralympic Team as they prepare for their journey to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
As Major Partner and the Official Postal and Logistics Supplier of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team, Australia Post’s Letter Link program provides parents, teachers and students with fun, interactive and educational activities to mark the special sporting occasion.
With less than two months to go until the games kick off, children can begin writing and posting their letters to PO Box 24433, Melbourne VIC 3001. Letters with a $1 stamp received by the end of October 2016 with names and return addresses clearly marked on the back will receive a postcard reply from the team.
“We are looking forward to receiving and reading messages from kids right across Australia for what will be our biggest and hopefully our most successful Paralympic Games yet,” said five-time Australian Paralympic wheelchair tennis player and 2016 Australian Paralympic Team co-captain Daniela Di Toro.
Australia Post Chief Customer Officer, Christine Corbett, said Australia Post’s Letter Link program is a good way for children to learn and practice their letter writing skills.
“We are excited to back our Paralympians in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. You can support the team too by writing and sending in your messages, letters and drawings ahead of the games.
“Writing a letter to the Australian Paralympic Team is fun and easy. If you get stuck or need help writing your letter, Australia Post has some useful tips on our education website, as well as decorative letter writing templates you can print from home.
“We also encourage teachers to take advantage of Letter Link with a range of free educational resources available on the site, including Paralympic Games fact sheets, letter writing tips, lessons plans and student activity sheets,” Ms Corbett said.
Letters can be placed in any Australia Post red post box or in-store at selected post offices. Don’t forget to include a $1 stamp with your name and return address clearly marked on the back. For more information, visit www.auspost.com.au/education.
The Australian Paralympic Committee is preparing to deliver more than 170 athletes across 15 sports, from every Australian state and territory to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, which begin on September 7.
By Australia Post