Under thorough guidance of teacher Trinh Phuong Mai, Vu Thi Hue completed her 800-word letter with a message about the treatment journey of artist Quoc Tuan and his son.
Teacher Trinh Phuong Mai and Vu Thi Hue often exchange views on how to develop letter writing ideas
Thanks to the thorough guidance of Trinh Phuong Mai, a literature teacher of Nam Sach Senior High School, meaningful and humane messages in two letters of Nguyen Thi Mai and Vu Thi Hue won national first and second prizes of the 48th and 49th UPU International Letter Writing Contest in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Nguyen Thi Mai's letter "To ozone" was completed after more than 40 days of effort of the pupil and teacher with dozens of edited drafts. The letter carried the meaningful message of joining hands to protect the ozone layer.
At the 2020 contest, defining that the theme "Write a message to an adult about the world we live in" was quite abstract, which might disorient pupils in choosing ideas, teacher Mai and the school management board spent on books of prize-winning letters at the 2019 contest for distribution to pupils for reference.
Along with that, she analyzed the theme of the contest in detail for pupils to grasp requirements on messages they wanted to convey.
Teacher Mai narrated that compared to the previous year, this year's contest saw many unique, novel, and humane ideas, such as Vu Thi Hue's message about the optimistic viewpoint of artist Quoc Tuan and his son or messages about gender equality, girls' rights, protection of the marine environment from plastic waste, etc.
"However, the coordination in letter writing between my pupils and I was affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic," said teacher Mai.
To overcome the obstacle, teacher Mai and Hue often discuss how to write a letter and reasoning and idea development methods by phone.
Under thorough guidance of teacher Mai, Hue completed her 800-word letter with a message about the treatment journey of artist Quoc Tuan and his son.
The letter with such humane message snatched a national second prize of the 49th UPU International Letter Writing Contest, once again making Nam Sach Senior High School proud.
"The proud results of the pupils at the UPU letter writing contest are not only their own pride but also that of our school. Behind such proud achievements is a teacher who always devotes herself to her pupils and teaching career. It can be said that teacher Trinh Phuong Mai is the one who winged the pupils' letters," said school principal Nguyen Thi Thuy Ha.