Typically, as a mother of a youngster with a mental imbalance, you need to live your life with a sort of emotional wall developed to shield your child from the cruelty of the world. Notwithstanding the emotional wall parents need to construct, the child needs to experience troubles themselves. Numerous kids who battle with a mental imbalance, additionally battle with their evaluations at school. 11-year-old Ben Twist is one of them.
Ben’s mom, Gail, got a huge shock when her child’s school sent home a letter after he failed his SAT tests.
Gail was anticipating that the letter should express that he was expected to be reassessed on his work and attempt the test once more, however rather, it said something vastly different. Ben Twist was given a boost in morale and confidence regardless of his test score outcome, all because of the kind instructors at the Lansbury Bridge School and Sports College, a school outlined particularly for students with extraordinary requirements, in St. Helens, Merseyside.
Ben’s educator, Mrs. Clarkson sent him home with this touching letter – telling him exactly how much he’s prepared to do and precisely what skills he conveys to the table!
“Dear Ben, I am writing you to congratulate you on your attitude and success in completing your end of key stage SATs. Gil, Lynn, Angela, Steph and Anne have worked so well with you this year and you have made some fabulous progress. I have written to you and your parents to tell you the results of the tests. A very important piece of information I want you to understand is that these tests only measure a little bit of you and your abilities. They are important and you have done so well, but Ben Twist is made up of many other skills and talents that we at Lansbury Bridge see and measure in other ways.”
This letter was making Gail tear up – she never expected anything like this.
Mrs. Clarkson went ahead to list each of the things that Ben was gifted at, things that a state administered test couldn’t in any way, shape or form measure.
“Other talents you have that these tests do not measure include: -Your artistic talents, your ability to work in a team, your growing independence, your kindness, your ability to express your opinion, your abilities in sports, your ability to make and keep friends, your ability to discuss and evaluate your own progress, your design and building talents, and your musical ability. We are so pleased that all of these different talents and abilities make you the special person you are and these are all of the things we measure to reassure us that you are always making progress and continuing to develop as a lovely, bright young man. Well done Ben, we are very proud of you. Best Wishes, Mrs. Clarkson”
Regardless of the chance that Ben would get down about his failure, Mrs. Clarkson’s rundown of his aptitudes makes that unimaginable. She sees the genuine ability and potential that her extraordinary student has.