Getting in contact with an old teacher

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Okay this may sound a bit weird but basically, I had this art teacher in primary school and he thought I was gonna be the next picasso or something and whenever I think back and remember how he’d say stuff like I have a talent and etc. I miss him and at the time I didnt realise what a good and inspiring teacher he was, and l now that im older i’ve realised what a good person he was, and I just want to thank him, my options are ;

Visiting my primary school and thanking him in person and etc at the end of year eleven

Finding his twitter and leaving him a message

But I only know his second name not first, and i’ve checked and my primary school doesn’t have a twitter account, so should I try finding his social medias or just wait till the end of this year and visit my other teachers as well as him, or just leave it bc im being weird
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What year are you in?
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What year are you in?
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Contact your primary school and they should be able to pass your message on to him.
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Contact your primary school and they should be able to pass your message on to him.
My primary school doesn’t have a social media account so I can’t contact them and won’t it be weird if i ring the reception just to solely say hes the best teacher ive ever had ?
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My primary school doesn’t have a social media account so I can’t contact them and won’t it be weird if i ring the reception just to solely say hes the best teacher ive ever had ?
You can email them, or I'm sure they'll appreciate it if you call them. You're not the only former student to go back to their former primary school
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You can email them, or I'm sure they'll appreciate it if you call them. You're not the only former student to go back to their former primary school
Omg okay thank you!
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Email or write a letter to the school!
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Email or write a letter to the school!
I’ve emailed them!! Thank you!
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I’ve emailed them!! Thank you!
How did it go though!!!!
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How did it go though!!!!
They didnt reply : (
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They didnt reply : (
Good chance they don't even remember your name.
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Hate to break it to you, but you were in primary school! That teacher has taught hundreds of children since you were at school and there’s a chance he won’t even remember you.

It’s sweet of you to reach out, but please don’t be disheartened that they didn’t reply. It’s a school and their number one priority is the children that are currently in their care.

Good luck with your future
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Hate to break it to you, but you were in primary school! That teacher has taught hundreds of children since you were at school and there’s a chance he won’t even remember you.

It’s sweet of you to reach out, but please don’t be disheartened that they didn’t reply. It’s a school and their number one priority is the children that are currently in their care.

Good luck with your future
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Okay this may sound a bit weird but basically, I had this art teacher in primary school and he thought I was gonna be the next picasso or something and whenever I think back and remember how he’d say stuff like I have a talent and etc. I miss him and at the time I didnt realise what a good and inspiring teacher he was, and l now that im older i’ve realised what a good person he was, and I just want to thank him, my options are ;

Visiting my primary school and thanking him in person and etc at the end of year eleven

Finding his twitter and leaving him a message

But I only know his second name not first, and i’ve checked and my primary school doesn’t have a twitter account, so should I try finding his social medias or just wait till the end of this year and visit my other teachers as well as him, or just leave it bc im being weird
Hi Sochello,

This is a lovely idea. I know lots of teachers who were contacted by former students and it makes a real difference to them knowing they have helped previous students. I noticed you’ve already emailed but don’t be disheartened if you don’t get a response- I would suggest perhaps writing down what you want to say and either drop it off or deliver in person. The art teacher will be very grateful I’m sure.
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Good chance they don't even remember your name.
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Hate to break it to you, but you were in primary school! That teacher has taught hundreds of children since you were at school and there’s a chance he won’t even remember you.

It’s sweet of you to reach out, but please don’t be disheartened that they didn’t reply. It’s a school and their number one priority is the children that are currently in their care.

Good luck with your future
Yeh youre right, thankyou for this xx
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Hi Sochello,

This is a lovely idea. I know lots of teachers who were contacted by former students and it makes a real difference to them knowing they have helped previous students. I noticed you’ve already emailed but don’t be disheartened if you don’t get a response- I would suggest perhaps writing down what you want to say and either drop it off or deliver in person. The art teacher will be very grateful I’m sure.
Yes at the end of year eleven I will💞 thankyouu x
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