Schoolchildren submit over 600,000 designs for new Royal Mail stamps honouring heroes of the pandemic

STUNNING designs have been submitted for new Royal Mail stamps to recognise heroes of the pandemic.

Here are just six, including an image of inspirational Captain Sir Tom Moore.

A record 606,049 images have been sent in by schoolchildren — saluting the many people who saved lives and kept the country going.

PM Boris Johnson said: "It is of great credit to the children of this country that in world record breaking numbers they picked up their paintbrushes, pens and paints and paid artistic tribute to the heroes of our coronavirus response.

"Their brilliant efforts represent the collective gratitude of the nation to everyone who went above and beyond during the pandemic.

"Congratulations to all those who have made it to the next round and thank you to everyone who has taken part and to the teams at Royal Mail for managing this record number of entries."

Royal Mail chief executive Simon Thompson said: "We have been amazed and impressed by the sheer volume of entries, and to have achieved a Guinness World Records title in the process shows how much the UK's children value those heroes who have kept the nation moving during such a difficult period."

Eight chosen images will be on stamps next spring.

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