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Hays Travel in Newark creates South America display in store after being contacted by Bishop Alexander LEAD Academy pupils




A travel company in Newark has received almost 30 letters from primary school students in an effort to practise their persuasive writing.

Year six pupils from Bishop Alexander LEAD Academy in Newark wrote to Hays Travel on Stodman Street, asking to promote South America in the store.

Staff at Hays Travel were so touched with the letters, that they decided to make a display out of them in the shop window.

Children from Bishop Alexander LEAD Academy with Hays Travel staff. Left to right: Rachel Pashley, branch manager, Lois Wilson, 10, Martyna Janowska, 11, and Kerry Heald of Hays Travel.
Children from Bishop Alexander LEAD Academy with Hays Travel staff. Left to right: Rachel Pashley, branch manager, Lois Wilson, 10, Martyna Janowska, 11, and Kerry Heald of Hays Travel.

Rachel Pashley, branch manager of Hays Travel on Stodman Street, said that the letters came as a total surprise.

Rachel said: “A few weeks ago, we received in store nearly 30 letters addressed to myself from year six pupils, practising persuasive writing skills to ask if I would allow them to promote South America in the store.

“Some of them were really funny. It was just so lovely with all the challenges the travel industry has had over the last year.”

Following the receipt of the letters, the head of tour operators at Hays Travel has now made a new South America tour for holiday-makers to enjoy.

Rachel has also written back to the year group, thanking them for their letters and posters.

“So much work has gone in by the pupils,” Rachel said.

“It’s really quite endearing when you open the letters, it was really personal.

“It just shows in difficult and strange times that people are thinking of other people.”



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