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Year 6 Alumni Letter Writing 2024

The students would love to thank everyone in our OH community who wrote a letter to them
14 Jun 2024
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This is the fourth year we have run this annual project and the children always appreciate the replies from our alumni network. 

It started as part of a Year 6 English lesson, where our Year 6 students (age 10-11 years) were learning how to compose a handwritten letter.  To encourage them in their work, we asked the students to write to an Old Hymerian, telling the recipient about their experience of school at Hymers.  They also asked recipients about their time at the school and what they have done since leaving school. 

We had many volunteers from our OH community to receive and write back to the students.  Once all the letters were received back for the students, we gathered them together one afternoon to hand them out, with some lucky students receiving gifts to go with their letters.  One extremely lucky student also received a 'Swag Bag' of goodies for his class to share along with his letter, thanks to Imogen Witty, OH 2008-17, who works at Just Eat (just in case you hadn't guessed!).

Through your replies, we have also gained some invaluable information from our alumni about their memories from over the decades, relating to the history of the school, former staff, and pupils, as well as many photos for our archives.

This annual project is a great introduction for some of our younger students to the alumni network, which one day they will become a part of.  We have also received many lovely responses from the parents of the Year 6 students:

It's a lovely package that's been sent through to him.  Thank you very much for running this each year - it's of great value to the children to connect with others in this way!

He is delighted, Wow! Thank you so much for all the work you do, this is fantastic, what a day - priceless! What a thoughtful gift from an Old Hymerian. 

My daughter was so pleased with her replies - thank you! 

Thank you to all of our alumni for continuing to support one of our favourite school projects.

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