The Independent newspaper reported earlier this year, that a university student was left shocked after Sir David Attenborough sent her a handwritten letter, congratulating her on her dissertation.
Third-year student Emma Tait from Newcastle, UK sent the wildlife broadcaster and environmental campaigner, a copy of her university work titled, ‘The environmental policies and practices implemented at UK music festivals.’ The 21-year-old might have expected to receive an automatic response from Attenborough’s office, she was later delighted when she received a personal letter from the national treasure.
She said that ...
“When I first saw the envelope I thought ‘who is sending me a handwritten letter?’. Normally I just receive bank statements.”
In the letter, the 93-year-old wrote:
‘Dear Emma Tait, Thank you for sending me a copy of your dissertation. I look forward to reading it. Yours sincerely, David Attenborough.’
Emma went on to say:
“When I was writing the dissertation, I was thinking about how, as a student, I could make a difference and thought it would be great to get Attenborough to have a read about my research into the environmental impact of UK festivals. There are so many things that festivals could be doing to help reduce plastic pollution.”
Student's delight after receiving letter from Sir David Attenborough
Events management student Emma Tait, 21, is hoping to hear what Sir David Attenborough thinks of her dissertation
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