Sample Writing Piece:

Sam O’Brien

1 Candy Lane



25th May 2019

Headmaster Green

Glasshouse School Ascot



Dear Mr Green,

I am writing to you to ask if you will let Year 4 go on a residential trip to the Maldives. I have three reasons why I think it would be an extremely good idea! It would be excellent for our mental health, make our friendships stronger and the trip would be educational.

My first reason is that it is a fact that the ocean is good for mental health. Did you know that the sound of waves can help you meditate and meditating is proven to strengthen your brain? Also the colour blue brings a sense of calm and in the Maldives we would be surrounded by beautiful blue water!

My next reason is that a trip to the Maldives will be great for our friendships. We can spend time with one another out of school and spend more time with kids that we might not get the chance to see outside of school hours. We will remember this trip for the rest of our lives and this will create a special bond between us all!

My final reason is that a trip to the Maldives would be very educational! The Maldives is a group of islands and so has an amazing amount of sea life, including corals and over 2000 fish. It would be a fantastic way to improve our science skills.

To finish I would like to let you know that the school would not need to pay a penny towards the cost of this trip. We have already discussed some ideas for fundraising and looked into some great travel deals.

I look forward to hearing what you think about this incredible idea!

Yours sincerely

Sam O’Brien