Year 8 Letter Writing

Lucy Tanner – Year 9

Some students from Broughton who enjoy letter writing have written letters to show how important and amazing it can be. There are letters on banks (financial), riverbanks, and the importance on preserving a letter. 

Letters have been around for thousands of years and will hopefully be around for plenty more to come. Letter writing is a way to communicate with people without having to use technology, like we mostly do now. When writing a letter, you are processing your thoughts and writing them down with pen on paper. Scientists have proven that writing things down helps organise your thoughts even if you’re just updating a family member on what you did last weekend by sending a letter. Letters have played such a significant role in history and people need should preserve this valuable and intimate form of communication. 

The History of Letter Writing: 

The first ever handwritten letter was written by the Persian Queen Atossa in 500 BC, according to the famous historian Hellanicus. Letter writing and sending letters became more popular as more people became literate. For hundreds of years letter writing was the usual way of communicating with one another over a significant distance. This continued well into the 1900’s. In 1965, the first version of an email was created, and the more that people bought computers and devices the more emails and technology related messages were used. The amount of people sending letters was reduced.  

Letter writing is a great way to communicate to one another and it would be a shame to see it disappear. Our modern world relies greatly on technology and devices. Almost every adult from. The majority of countries have access mobile phones, laptop or some sort of device. As the world progresses the more history gets left behind, and letter writing becomes less and less a part of our lives. 

Here a some examples of letters from students in Year 8 (2021)

Julienne Teodoro – “Dearest Reader”


Amy Megalaa – “Dearest Willow”


Isabelle Walters – “To whom it may concern”