A primary school teacher in Lanchashire, England, has become famous after she sent a thoughtful letter to her pupils after the release of their exam results.
Head teacher Rachel Tomlinson told children that the school was “very proud” of their efforts in the tests but was “concerned that these tests do not always assess all of what it that make each of you special and unique.”
“The people who create these tests and score them do not know each of you – the way your teachers do, the way I hope to, and certainly not the way your families do. They do not know that many of you speak two languages. They do not know that you can play a musical instrument or that you can dance or paint a picture. They do not know that your friends count on you to be there for them or that your laughter can brighten the dreariest day.”
The school quickly started trending on Twitter after a photo of the letter was shared on social media.
Ms Tomlinson’s personal assistant told The Guardian that the school had been “overwhelmed by how the letter seems to have captured the public’s imagination”.
A superb message for year 6. Well done Barrowford primary school! pic.twitter.com/MAu6VMElgQ
— Nina Gunson (@ninaparkin) July 15, 2014