2 October 2019

Former students of The Birkenhead School who are now studying at Birkenhead Sixth Form College have been writing heartfelt postcards to their old teachers, saying thank you for everything that their teachers did to get them to where they are today.

With scientific research showing that openly expressing gratitude increases happiness, positivity and even productivity, the first year students at Birkenhead Sixth Form College have been handwriting the postcards during their weekly tutorial sessions as part of the College’s tutorial programme.

Students took no time in identifying their favourite teachers from their years at The Birkenhead Park School having completed their GCSEs in the summer, writing emotional notes that really highlight just how important their teachers’ role has been in their academic and personal growth.

In notes to a large number of teachers from departments across the school, some read:

“Thanks for making Year 11 French my favourite subject of the year and giving me the passion to pursue it at A Level. Merci boucoup et bon voyage!”

“Thank you for all the hard work you put in. You made me more confident in my learning with things I never thought I could do. All the hard work paid off though and I managed to make everyone proud with my grades, so thank you.”

“Thank you for supporting me with the right choices for my education. I’m grateful for your support.”

“Thank you for believing in me and fuelling my entrepreneurial goals.”

“Thank you for the constant passion you show in your subject. If it wasn’t for you, I never would have done so well.”

“Thank you for getting me through Maths and making sure I got the best possible grade. I am now doing A Level Maths and I’m really enjoying it. I really wouldn’t have done as well as I did if I didn’t have you teaching me. The school is lucky to have you. Thanks.”

“Thank you so much for helping me pass and actually making me feel confident that I could do it.”

“Even though I didn’t have you much as a teacher, you still helped me the most. You are by far the best teacher I’ve ever had. Thank you.”