Thank you Jessica Ennis

Dear Jessica Ennis,

I am writing to you to thank you for inspiring me to put my all into sports and inspiring me during the recent events of the Rio Olympics in Brazil. Here are some reasons why me and many other Brits are thankful and proud of you.

You shouldn’t retire from the Olympics because you are stronger and faster than ever and if you stayed on for a few more years you would have a chance to win Olympic gold one more time to make everyone EVEN MORE proud, if that is even possible.

Unfortunately, bullying, which is very unacceptable, is a big thing in Europe and as you were bullied as a child many children who face bullying every day have hope that one day all the bullies would go away and let them live their life.

Shockingly, you announced your retirement, which was very sad, much to the shock of the thousands of Team Ennis fans. They were distraught because you made Team GB proud, you made Europe proud, you made the world proud. You may not realise this but you have changed the way people look at women’s athletics. You revolutionised women’s athletic history. And at this moment in time I am so proud to be British.

Thank you for spending time to read this and always remember that even though you may not think it you will go down in history. Your great great grandchildren will proudly tell all their friends that their great great grandma was the one and the only Jessica Ennis. Hopefully your family will carry on to continue your legacy and tell everyone when you work hard life can get unbelievable!

Thanks again,

John Blackburn

Byker Primary School

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