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Open Letter: Leaving School

Dear fellow pupils,

You will probably never see this and some of you might not care but I have been thinking about this since leaving school so I will begin. After we finished our GCSEs, I remember our head of year said the Winston Churchill quote, "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning," and I can't help but think that the same can be said now. We are all leaving school, going to a new beginning whether into work or university. It is also the end, whether we have been at the sixth form for 3, 2 or just 1 year, we still have memories that we will carry for a lifetime, whether good or bad. We will remember the times we laughed and had good times with friends. The teachers who shaped who we are today contrasted with the stress and angst of exams, our time described as a double-edged sword. Some say that the school experience is the best time of our lives and I don't know how far you will agree with this but never the less we will never forget it. So I leave you with a quote from A Tale Of Two Cities, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" but it was a time we will never forget. 

Best wishes in life, 

See you soon, 

Amy

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