One hundred thousand entries were received from children responding to the question ‘What is your dream job?’
Developed, promoted and run by Family & Education / iChild, 23% of primary schools and 19% of secondary schools took part in the Young Letter Writer Competition. The two overall winners were Iris Ferrar (Age Group A) from London, who wants to be an animal language decoder, and Amelia Cunliffe (Age Group B) from Bolton, who wants to be a moon cleaner! Tim Peake sent a message of congratulations from the International Space Station after reading Amelia’s letter!
“Nothing packs an emotional punch like a letter. I want to personally thank all our letter writers for giving us real insight into not only the amazing creativity, humour and originality of young people across the UK, but also their ambition. In recent months, we have heard from aspiring sportspeople, architects, biotechnology experts, lifeboat workers, chocolate tasters and of course animal language decoders and moon cleaners! These young people have the world at their feet, and I have no doubt from the quality of their letters that many of them will go on to make their career ambitions a reality.” Moya Greene, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Mail Group.