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Boy With Autism Fails Exams, Receives The Most Unexpected Letter From School
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Boy With Autism Fails Exams, Receives The Most Unexpected Letter From School

Teacher Ruth Clarkson of Lansbury Bridge School & Sports College wrote a touching letter to an 11-year-old boy with autism after he failed his SAT exams. Named Ben Twist, the boy recently took his SAT exams, and even though he did his best, the results weren’t what he was expecting. Mrs. Clarkson took to consideration that exams aren’t everything and wrote that in a touching letter to the boy.

The teacher pointed out that Ben has many other talents that aren’t measured in these tests. Those include his artistic talents, his abilities in sport, his musical ability, his kindness, his growing independence, and much more. After Bens mother, Gail Twist, read the letter she was left in tears. She found it so touching she posted a photo of the letter on Twitter with the caption “In tears. A letter to my 11 yr old autistic son from his school. “These tests only measure a little bit of you”.

More info: Twitter (h/t: distractify)

Meet Ben Twist – an autistic 11-year-old student at the Lansbury Bridge School & Sports College

Unfortunately, he failed his SAT exams, then later received the most unexpected letter from his teacher

Not only did it leave Ben’s mother in tears, but other Twitter users found it very moving as well

Mommy told Metro Ben thought the letter was ‘amazing’ and that ‘he couldn’t quite believe that someone had said all those lovely things about him’

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Maheak
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5 years ago

Awesome teacher and school! We need more people like them.

Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

I agree Maheak, passing a test does not guarantee success in life. Ben will succeed because he certainly has the right 'team' behind him!

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Phillipe Knippel
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5 years ago

Sooo cute. i am a biology teacher and i dont agree with all of these tests.! Its not usefull.It only works to start competition between people.

Saman Motamed
Community Member
5 years ago

every school needs at least one Mrs Clarkson.

Vicky Thomas
Community Member
5 years ago

There are many teachers like this about, they just don't get recognised anywhere near as often as they should, because they are measured by these test results too!

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Maheak
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome teacher and school! We need more people like them.

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree Maheak, passing a test does not guarantee success in life. Ben will succeed because he certainly has the right 'team' behind him!

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Phillipe Knippel
Community Member
5 years ago

Sooo cute. i am a biology teacher and i dont agree with all of these tests.! Its not usefull.It only works to start competition between people.

Saman Motamed
Community Member
5 years ago

every school needs at least one Mrs Clarkson.

Vicky Thomas
Community Member
5 years ago

There are many teachers like this about, they just don't get recognised anywhere near as often as they should, because they are measured by these test results too!

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