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Head teacher's 'special and unique' letter praising pupils goes viral

16 July 2014 Last updated at 11:16 BST

When Rachel Tomlinson, the head teacher at Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire found out that her pupils had achieved the schools's best ever Key Stage 2 results she wrote them a letter telling them how proud she was.

The letter was posted online by parents and has prompted messages of support from all over the world via social media and the traditional press.

Janine Machin reports.

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