Albany Junior & Senior High School
|Year 10 English class - 2014|
It was a lifetime ago, well three years to be precise. As I had the privilege of teaching the extension English class for two years, I decided to mix it up and offer them an alternative activity. It was the year 2014 - Valentine's Day, a day of arohanui, love, and an opportunity to consider loving your future self. Rather than the time capsules we had created the year before, I invited them to write a letter to their future self, to be opened in 2017 - their final year of high school - Albany Senior High.
|The instructions for 'Letter to Future Self'|
Fast forward to Spring 2017, time for new life, new hope, and a special delivery...time to deliver the promise I made to my then Year 10s.
They say a picture says a thousand words...
Moments like these make me realise that as teachers we truly DO make a difference. These awesome young men and women are our future - and that is EXCITING. They were emotional, grateful, surprised and appreciative. I believe this will be a moment in time that they will never forget. Their letters were comprehensive, full of hopes, dreams, advice and future goals. Some were impressed I remembered, others amazed that I had kept their letters safe, and taken the time to return them, as I promised!
Ms Robson...is super proud of each and every one of you! Please keep in touch, maybe take the time to write yourself another letter - and seal it up. Make your hopes and dreams reality for your future self. Check out these memories