A 10-year-old applied to be Cambridge's Professor of Lego and his heartwarming letter is an inspiration to us all
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We could all take a leaf out of Aedham Brown's book. The 10-year-old heard on the radio that Cambridge University had opened applications for a 'Lego Professorship of Play in Education', and so he sat down to write an application letter. "I believe I am the best candidate for the role of Professor of Play in Education because I am 10 years old and I love to play, especially with Lego," he wrote in his application to the £83,981-a-year role at one of the world's top universities. The 10-year -old from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, showed an impressive self-awareness: "My ADHD means I can hyperfocus on things like reading and I have researched into autism. I also have dysprexia but am really good at Lego." It doesn't end there. Aedham's 'vision for the future' is to have his own gaming company and to 'help adults to make all children happy'. Impressed? The recruiting company in charge of the post certainly were, and a representative of Perrett Laver sent Aedham a letter in reply. "I'm sorry to say that the University has told us they want the Lego Professor to be someone who has a PhD and who has already published books and lots of articles and all sorts of things like that," the response reads. But the recruiting firm thanked Aedham several times for his 'inspiring letter' and told him that he is 'just the sort of 'future leader' that Perrett Laver likes to know about'. We know as well as anyone that job rejections can be soul-crushing. But not for Aedham Brown. “I’m inspired," he said in response to the letter from Perrett Laver, "and I’m going to try again when I have a PhD I guess.” It looks like this kid's going to go far.