Since its initial broadcast on July 18, 1966, Play School has been entertaining preschoolers, providing them with new experiences and learning opportunities through music, crafts, stories, games, ideas and information.
The Royal Australian Mint in Canberra has marked the 50th anniversary of the TV show Play School with specially designed 50 cent coins for collectors. The coloured coins feature Play School favourites Jemima, Humpty Dumpty and Big and Little Ted. Play School's actual anniversary might not be until July but that did not stop hundreds of young and the young at heart turning out to the Mint to sing Happy Birthday.
To celebrate 50 years of Australia’s most iconic children’s television program, the Royal Australian Mint has designed a series of Play School themed coins. Featuring Jemima, Humpty, Big Ted and Little 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.