Today is such a bitter sweet day …
I give you back your child, the same child you confidently entrusted to my care in January.
I give them back bigger, taller, wiser, more responsible and more mature than when they began.
Although your child would have grown in-spite of me it has been my pleasure and privilege to watch them blossom, grow and learn day by day.
I give them back reluctantly, for having been on a learning journey with them all year, we have grown close, shared adventures, hopes and dreams, we have laughed, played, learned and enriched our lives together this year. Your child has taken a special place in my heart that will remain forever, they hold the title of my last class and I will cherish my memories of 2016 with them.
It’s been a privlage have taught so many children over 36 years to have played a tiny part in their lives so may great kids who have made me both laugh and cry and the wonderful families I’ve met along the way.
In the years that follow when I see them I will smile and remember and I hope that they will too. I have given very strict instructions that I need invitations to the next 7 graduations 😉
Please know that I shall always be interested in your child and their destiny, where ever they go, whatever they do and whoever they become, if you see me around please stop and tell me how they are going I will love to hear.
And if you catch me crying today don’t be surprised it’s not because I’m sad but because for me being a teacher has always been a massively important part of my life and it is a little hard to let go of but I’m looking forward to catching up with lots of friends, travelling and reading a book or 2.
from a very teary Leanne