Dear Susan,

Thank you for coming to Oaklands Primary Academy and sharing your energy and love of reading with our students. It was incredible to see the joy on the students faces and their engagement in your presentation, which was especially enhanced by Julian Speroni. Together you have reawakened the love of reading for all our students; the boys being particularly motivated by the words of a Premier League Footballer. I believe that students learn best when they don’t realise they are learning and you have captured this with your programme.

During the presentation, I heard a number of children say “This guy is amazing!” and “We are so lucky to have this opportunity!” This is just one example of how you have captured our students’ attention. Following the assembly many teachers and children expressed how much fun they had and were inspired by your aptitude for intertwining curriculum, sport and entertainment. Since your visit many children have asked me “Can Julian and Ms Jackson come back…that was so much fun!”

Our children are looking forward to undertaking the reading challenge you have set for them, the boys are really keen to be the winning class.

Thank you so much for your visit.

Miss Kyla Smith

Oaklands Primary School
Oaklands Lane
Biggin Hill
TN16 3DN
TEL: (01959) 573963