International Awareness Days October

World Teachers Day

World Teachers Day
World Teachers Day

Be a teachers pet this
World Teachers Day
5 October

World Teachers Day has been celebrated on 5 October every year since 1994.

The day was established by UNESCO the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, a branch of the United Nations (UN) which is dedicated to promoting peace through education, science and culture.  It also commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers on 5 October 1966.

Now in its 23rd year, World Teachers Day has an important purpose; to raise awareness of the work done by teachers and to support them to help the learning of future generations.

So, whether you polish up an apple for your teacher, or simply send them a card letting them know how important they’ve been to you it’s important to let them know about the great job they are doing!

Events will be held worldwide on 4 October but what can you do on World Teachers Day?  You can help raise awareness of the teaching profession and most importantly ensure that respect for our teachers is embedded in our culture.  You can download posters from the website to display all around your school.  So, why not visit the World Teachers Day website for loads more ideas.

Despite the recent recession, World Teachers Day is making us all aware that investment in our teachers for the future generations is still very important.

They say that our school days are the best days of our lives.  And I’m pleased to be able to say that I had some pretty memorable and incredibly inspirational teachers during my school years  – from Miss Wormersley and Mr Procter to Miss Halstead and Mr Frost.

So whether your teacher is magical like Albus Dumbledore, or simply just lovely like Matilda’s Miss Honey, get celebrating your great teachers this World Teachers Day.  Because where would we be without them!