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My Letter Writing Experience

Writing letters these days is so rare. We have so many apps like Whatsapp, Messenger and other social media to connect with people. But in the past, people didn’t have any of this. All they had was paper and a pen. Sounds like you can’t do much with it? Well you’re wrong! In fact, this was how people communicated news to relatives and friends living far away. Once mobile phones were invented, everyone started calling and messaging their loved ones. Well after messaging people my whole life, I’ve never thought about writing to someone. Writing a letter to someone was like the most boring thing to do to me. That was until back in Term One, my Religion teacher, Mrs Colreavy, came up with the idea to write a letter to students at Carroll College Broulee. These students live on the far South Coast of NSW and were the hardest hit by the summer bushfires. We wrote to say we were thinking of them during such difficult times and we wrote a prayer for them. When Miss said to start, I had no idea what I was going to write. It was difficult but I started to move my stiff hand and write. I wrote and wrote and wrote. All the words just popped up in my head. I filled the blank piece of white, into a word gallery. It felt great CONNECTING with people we didn’t even know.  To tell you the truth, I actually enjoyed writing the letter. Then- WE GOT A REPLY!! WE EACH GOT A LETTER BACK! The students at Carroll College wrote to thank us and we were all so excited. It was so nice to know that someone actually liked my letter. I’ve never known that writing letters could touch someone’s life. After getting a reply, I believe that I’ve made that person feel better and have let them know that we are all here to support them.

Try it today. Start writing now. Write a letter to someone and see how deeply it touches their heart. It may take time, but the results are worth it. If I can write a letter to someone, then I’m certain that you can too. I guarantee you that it’s fun. 🙂


Nikitha Shaiju

Year 7