Appreciating your teacher this World Teachers’ Day

An amazing teacher can make a massive difference to your time at school, and there’s always one that you remember fondly, even years after you’ve left.

Today (5 October) is World Teachers’ Day. Created in 1994  to celebrate the amazing impact that teachers can have on their pupils, the day is the perfect opportunity to let a teacher know how important they are.

Here are a few ways you can show your favourite teacher some appreciation this World Teachers’ Day.

Thank a Teacher video

This is a great, innovative way of saying thank you. Simply record a video of you, or a group of friends, with a message to a teacher who has made a difference.

The video campaign is run by the Pearson Teaching Awards, who hold a big awards show every October to recognise the fantastic work teachers do. Upload your video here, and don’t forget to include your name, school and the name of the teacher you want to thank.

Send a card

Sometimes, nothing beats a good old fashioned card with a hand written note inside. Everyone loves receiving cards, and your teacher is probably no different. Write something heartfelt, witty or straight to the point, to let them know how they’ve impacted your education.

Even better if you can give it to your English teacher, to showcase your fantastic grammar and punctuation.

Decorate your classroom

We’ve all seen the videos online of pupils surprising their teachers with kittens, or the latest pair of Jordans. You don’t have to break the bank to make the day a special occasion – why not decorate with a banner or balloons? Or even buy a cake for the class to share? Sometimes it’s the littlest gestures that mean the most.

So, don’t be too shy to show your teachers some appreciation today: it won’t go unnoticed and might even put you in their good books for the rest of the year.

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