A primary school in northern England sent their graduating students a heartfelt letter Monday along with their test scores to remind them that their grades do not define them and will “not tell you everything.”
In the note, Barrowford Primary School officials told the year-six students that the people who grade their tests do not know everything about them and that there are many ways to be smart, according to BuzzFeed.
“They do not know that you write poetry or songs, play or participate in sports, wonder about the future, or that sometimes you take care of your little brother or sister after school,” the letter reads.
“They do not know that you can be trustworthy, kind or thoughtful, and that you try, every day, to be your very best,” it says.
The school’s head teacher Rachel Tomlinson told Radio 4’sWoman’s Hour that the letter was not original and that some of the wording was found on a blog. This new letter has already gained attention on the internet since it was sent out yesterday.
On Twitter, some people said they thought the letter was inspiring and that every school should encourage its students this way.
“The value of education can’t be denied, but we need to celebrate more than that,” Tomlinson said.
Source: BuzzFeed, Image Credit: BuzzFeed