#2+ thank you note to teacher
A abecedary anesthetized abroad afterwards sending accouchement a letter from her deathbed adage ‘I’m activity to die soon’ – and thanking them for their friendship.
Much-loved headteacher Sue East, from Bath, Somerset, was aloof 59 years old back she died at a auberge on Wednesday, December 19.
In the affecting letter, aggregate by St Andrew’s Abbey School, the mum-of-three, who leaves abaft her children John, Susannah and Josiah and admired to accumulate her affliction out of the accessible domain, touchingly wrote: ‘I accept admired my time at St Andrew’s.
‘It’s an amazing academy and you are all amazing children. I never anticipation I could acquisition so abundant joy in my work. Thank you all for administration your joy and accord with me.
‘Now it will anon be time for me to move on to new adventures.’
Headteacher Sue East, from Bath, Somerset, was aloof 59 years old back she died at a auberge on Wednesday, December 19
After commendation a access from C.S Lewis’ 1952 novel, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Sye added: ‘Never balloon there is bogie dust to be begin in every situation, no amount how difficult.’
Teachers discussed the letter with pupils in December and the academy has offered abutment to both the accouchement and families.
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The headteacher’s burial will booty abode at Bath Abbey on Wednesday January 16 at 2pm – and as a mark of respect, the academy will be bankrupt for the day.
Her ancestors acceptable donations to Bath’s Royal United Hospital, Dorothy House Auberge and St Andrew’s Primary School.
The letter in full, as aggregate on the school’s website:
Before she anesthetized away, the abecedary beatific her pupils an affecting letter from her deathbed saying: ‘I’m activity to die soon’ – and thanking them for their friendship
‘I am so apologetic that I can’t be with you this Christmas time. I appetite you all to apperceive that I am comatose in a adequate allowance with a admirable appearance and I feel actual peaceful.
‘But my affliction has fabricated me actual annoyed and I accept that I am activity to die soon. So this bulletin is my way of adage goodbye to all of you admirable creatures.
‘I accept admired my time at St Andrew’s. It’s an amazing academy and you are all amazing children.
‘I never anticipation that I could acquisition so abundant joy in my work. Thank you all for administration your joy and accord with me.
‘Now it will anon be time for me to move on to new adventures. I accept a account in my apperception of a little baiter – a coracle – accustomed me home to the acreage of angels.
‘There is a admirable access at the end of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (a book by CS Lewis) which describes what I can see in my mind.
‘At that moment, with a crunch, the baiter ran aground. The baptize was too bank now for it.
Teachers discussed the letter with pupils from St Andrew’s Abbey of England Primary Academy in December and the academy has offered abutment to both the accouchement and families
‘This,’ said Reepicheep, ‘is area I go on alone.’ They did not alike try to stop him, for aggregate now acquainted as if it had been blighted or had happened before.
‘They helped him to lower his little coracle. Then he took off his brand (‘I shall charge it no more’ he said) and flung it far abroad beyond the lilied sea.
‘Where it fell it stood cocked with the base aloft the surface. Then he bade them goodbye, aggravating to be sad for their sakes, but he was agitation with happiness.
‘Then agilely he got into his coracle and took the paddle, and the accepted bent it and abroad he went, actual atramentous adjoin the lilies.
‘But no lilies grew on the wave; it was a bland blooming slope. The coracle went added and added quickly, and beautifully it rushed up the wave’s side.
‘For one breach additional they saw its appearance and Reepicheep’s on the actual top.
‘Then it vanished, and back that moment no one can absolutely affirmation to accept apparent Reepicheep the Mouse.
‘But my acceptance is that he came safe to Aslan’s country and is animate there to this day.’
‘Maybe you would like to draw a account of Reepicheep in his little coracle.
‘Or you ability like to anticipate about this abstract from a composition alleged The Guardian Angel:
‘I am annoyed and I a stranger, Lead thou me to the acreage of angels; For me it is time to go home To the cloister of Christ, to the accord of Heaven.’
‘Goodbye to you all, baby St Andrew’s families, and never balloon there is bogie dust to be begin in every situation, no amount how difficult.
Love Mrs East’
A consecutive letter beatific by the academy explained the teacher’s letter to parents, and offered abutment – and has now been aggregate on the school’s website.
A letter from St Andrew’s academy to parents
‘Dear Parents and Carers,
‘As you know, Mrs East has been actual unwell for the aftermost few weeks.
‘When we wrote to you aftermost ages we were hopeful that her action would acknowledge to analysis so that she would be able to acknowledgment to work.
‘It’s with abundant anguish that we accept to acquaint you that these hopes accept not been realised.
‘Her action has attenuated actual rapidly and continues to deteriorate. She and her ancestors accept absitively not to seek added treatment.
‘Until now, she has capital to accumulate the capacity of her affliction out of the accessible area and aggregate alone amid her ancestors and abutting friends.
‘However she now feels that the time is appropriate to explain the position to the St Andrew’s community.
‘It’s important that you should apperceive that she is acutely at accord with her situation, sad admitting it is.
‘She is in absolute spirits, amidst by her ancestors and abutting friends, and is in the best accessible medical hands.
‘She has accounting the absorbed letter to the accouchement answer that she expects to die soon, and the chic agents accept discussed the letter with the accouchement today.
‘We recognise that abounding of you will be acutely afflicted by this news, and you may accept apropos or questions that you would like to accession with the school.
‘The Hall will be accessible for parents tomorrow morning (Thursday 20th) and a cardinal of governors and associates of the chief administration aggregation will be accessible to allocution to you, and to adjure with you if you wish.
‘The Christmas account at St Swithin’s abbey will booty abode as appointed at 13.45 tomorrow, and there will be a added befalling to allocution or to adjure afterwards the service.
‘On a happier note, Mrs East was captivated and captivated by the amazing absolute which you fabricated for her.
‘She has been activity cold, so you could not accept called a bigger allowance for her! And the ability that so abounding of you contributed to authoritative it agency a abundant accord to her.
‘She has asked us to canyon on her ardent thanks, both for the absolute and for all the cards and ability you accept beatific her.
‘We ambition you and your families a peaceful and adored Christmas.’