This week there are young people all over the country sitting SAT tests.
As you can imagine, this is quite stressful.
Pupils get themselves into all sorts of states worrying over these and teachers know it.
Which led to an amazing letter sent out by three teachers to their pupils this week.
It went viral on the net because of how inspiring and true it is.
Have a read….
Next week you will sit your SATs tests for maths, reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation. We know how hard you have worked, but there is something very important you must know:
The SATs test does not assess all what makes each of you special and unique. The people who create these tests and score them do not know each of you the way that we do and certainly not in the way your families do.
They do not know that some of you speak two languages or that you love to sing or draw. They have not seen your natural talent for dancing or playing a musical instrument. They do not know that your friends can count on you to be there for them; that your laughter can brighten the darkest day or that your face turns red when you feel shy. They do not know that you participate in sports, wonder about the future, or sometimes help your little brother or sister after school. They do not know that you are kind, trustworthy and thoughtful and that every day you try to be your very best.
The levels you will get from this test will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything. There are many ways of being smart. You are smart! So while you are preparing for the test and in the midst of it all, remember that there is no way to ‘test’ all of the amazing and awesome things that make you, YOU!
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
Sleep, Rest, Believe!
Mrs Brown, Mrs Quinn and Mrs Brierley
What a great letter.
The funny thing is, acting is one of the things in life where someone can bring all of their uniqueness to their craft.
It doesn’t matter how clever you are, it’s about bringing you to the role and expressing yourself in the way that only you can.
The last quote on the letter is so true. The difference between being good at acting and being brilliant is heart.
This is something that is (or should be) instilled in student actors so that they can reach their full potential.
Are you ready to reach yours?
Join me at my – How To Become A Professional Actor From Scratch – live seminar on June 8th.
To become a great actor, you need a great teacher…look no further my friend.