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Harold Hill pupil wins national Thank You Letter writing competition

PUBLISHED: 10:27 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:27 27 July 2017

Conservative poltician and House of Lords member Baron James O'Shaughnessy with Broadford Primary pupil Ranita Ariyibi with her award. Picture: Malcolm Drakes

Conservative poltician and House of Lords member Baron James O'Shaughnessy with Broadford Primary pupil Ranita Ariyibi with her award. Picture: Malcolm Drakes

Malcolm Drakes

A Year 4 pupil ended the school year on a high with a visit to the House of Lords after winning a writing competition.

Ranita Ariyibi, who attends Broadford Primary School, Faringdon Avenue, Harold Hill, won the primary section of the Thank You Letter Awards 2017.

Organised by the University of Birmingham, the national writing competition rewards pupils who have shown gratitude to others in their everyday lives.

Ranita had chosen to thank her executive headteacher for helping the school to progress, particularly for the focus on how the curriculum had been designed to develop children as people, not just maths and reading.

“Ranita’s letter showed a great level of empathy and character,” said executive headteacher Malcolm Drakes.

“She had clearly thought about her subject very carefully and articulated her feelings extremely well.

“We are very proud of her and delighted that she thinks so highly of what we are trying to achieve.”


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