National Thank a Teacher Day ... #HowWillYouSayThankYou

Updated: Jul 1

Thank A Teacher: Ripples

The future of the world

is in your class today

So teacher do be proud

and trust in what you say

For every word you utter

and everything you do

can realign a destiny

for him and her and you

Mark Bird

For the upcoming National Thank a Teacher Day on June 23rd, are holding a series of competitions to encourage pupils to celebrate their teachers in creative ways including:

A school reporter competition where a pupil can win a day’s work experience at TES

A creative writing competition judged by Sir Michael Morpurgo

A baking competition judged by Nadiya Hussain

A drawing competition judged by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler

It's free to enter and you can read all about the competitions by clicking this link.

After such a tough year, you can help make this the best Thank a Teacher Day yet.

Let's show some love and gratitude to the UK’s amazing teachers.

Find out loads more at their amazing website.

In addition, anyone can send a card for Thank a Teacher Day. Click the image below.

The Thank a Teacher campaign recognises ALL staff working in UK schools and colleges; school leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, and all support staff such as lunchtime supervisors, caretakers and cleaners. If you’re feeling shy you can send a card anonymously!

Once you’ve sent your card you’ll also have the chance to enter our #HowWillYouSayThankYou competitions. Bake, write, or show off your drawing skills for your teaching heroes and you could receive a special celebrity shout out!

You can also follow them on Twitter: @UKThankATeacher

Get involved and make fill a teacher with pride today.

Finally, my tribute to the best teachers I've ever met: children

As I often write on my end of year reports, 'your child taught me as much, if not more, than I could ever hope to teach them. #Magic

Over ten years ago now, I wrote "The Full Stop Day" to celebrate the last ever day of primary school. I want to give huge shout to another fabulous Year 6 who will be moving on to chapters new very soon. You were, are and will always be amazing. Thank you.

The Full Stop Day

Last six hours of primary school

Goodbye is getting near

The sums and sentences all done

The full stop day is here

Last five hours of primary school

Where everything's before

The aims and games and crazes

no one’s crazy for no more

Last four hours of primary school

Surrounded by a class

who'll scatter soon and not return

when summer’s days have passed