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It’s happening again…

One thing I love about blogging is the power it has to change lives. We haven’t been back from the summer break 2 weeks yet and blogging has already impacted one young boy in Year 4 at Heathfield Primary School.

Kai was first spotted helping out on a display whilst at our after school club. Here’s what he had to say about why he was sent to Mr. Mitchell:

Kai has been sent to Mr. Mitchell, listen to why here: (mp3)

I had never seen a child smile so much after this was placed onto the well done blog.

A little under a week later, Miss Wiggans noticed that Kai was reading each night and his Mum was recording this in his reading diary. This was something that Kai really didn’t enjoy last year and something he admitted to struggling with but he was really trying to impress and get back onto the well done blog. Miss Wiggans sent Kai back to me on Thursday and he had this to say:

Kai didn”t used to like reading, listen to him now! (mp3)

This is when the magic happened. A combination of blogging and Twitter resulted in Julie McCulloch (Head of Primary Marketing at Pearsons) offering Kai the opportunity to review books for Pearsons. I went up to his classroom this afternoon, brought him to the front of the class and explained what happened. He had the BIGGEST grin on his face!

About 30 minutes later, Kai arrived at my office and told me that he hadn’t really understoof what I was talking about but did now and sad that he was ‘honoured’ and ‘proud’.

This is why I do my job! In what other profession do you get to weave magic into the lives of people and create change in such a magical way?


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  1. Ross Mannell
    September 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    The audioBoos are a great idea so is notifying us on Twitter so we can drop in and comment at times.
    Ross Mannell (teacher)

  2. sabaa
    September 19, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Carry on the good reading kai …

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