KL.FM Off-Air, by Ross Birkenshaw, August 25, 2015

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We probably get some through the door each morning, whether they’re bills, bank statements or perhaps something ordered on-line. But nothing will ever come close to the nervousness we all felt opening that 
envelope containing exam results.

The past couple weeks have been an intense, nervous time for teenagers across West Norfolk as they made the stomach churning way to get their A-Level and GCSE results.

Students all across King’s Lynn and surrounding areas have been finding out if all of their hard work studying, doing coursework and sitting exams has finally paid off.

It’s always a privilege to be a small part of this very exciting, nerve-wracking moment in people’s lives to see their joy and happiness after all of their hard work.

A-level and GCSE results day always vividly reminds me when I got my A-level results. I can still remember what a mess I was in. Never have I been as nervous since as I was on that day. I was cycling the same route to school that I had done for years but on that morning, it was the longest journey I ever made. Thankfully, I did better than I was expecting and the rest as they say is history.

And history was one of the subjects that 16 year-old Henry Frost, from Springwood High, had taken in his GCSEs and absolutely blitzed the exam. Results day is scary and traumatic enough, but he and Ella McEvoy were somehow persuaded to come into the KLFM studios and open their results live on-air with myself and Simon Rowe. Both did amazingly well, it was great to be there when they found out how they did.

If you didn’t get the results you were expecting it really doesn’t mean you in any way failed. It’s not the end of the world. You will still be able to carry on and continue to the next stage of your life whatever that may be in.

Sticking with the letter/envelope/postal theme – I’ve come to notice something rather strange about King’s Lynn since I started working here a few months ago. We all walk past them every day of the week without giving them a second glance. But nearly every pillar box in town looks an absolute mess! They’re dirty, messy, covered in muck, dirt, moss and in a real sorry state. They really are letting the town down, especially when so much has been done to improve the look of the town.

Surely Royal Mail has a 
few quid and a bit of red and black paint to spruce them up abit?