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
For the upcoming National Thank a Teacher Day on June 23rd, thankateacher.co.uk 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
Last three hours of primary school
One final lunchtime play
Instead of chasing friends we try
to chase and catch the day
Last two hours of primary school
The clock hands blur and skid
Signing shirts, remembering
the coolest things we did
Last one hour of primary school
where teachers understood
And helped me see I could achieve
for they believed I could
Last half hour of primary school
The assembly we all dread
We cannot sing - us Year Six kings
The crown slips from our heads
Last ever second of primary school
The full stop rings in our ears
But a thousand chapters left to write
We must vacate our childhood site
For time moves on and time is right -
To leave our wonder years