Tuesday, 18 February 2014 05:40

TEACHERS' DAY

Primary pupils talk about Teachers' Day Primary pupils talk about Teachers' Day

A group of Year 5 and 6 pupils took charge of assembly on Friday to talk to ASPIRE about Teachers' Day.

Teachers' Day is intended to be a special day for the appreciation of teachers. For the occasion, the students put together a presentation featuring members of staff and thanked them for their hard work and dedication.

As an example of the kindness and influence of a teacher, they also told the story of Ali Mohammadian.

The Iranian schoolteacher shaved his head after noticing that one of his students was being bullied after going bald as a result of a mysterious illness.

The act of solidarity struck a chord with the pupil's peers - the bullying stopped and the rest of the class shaved their heads too.

Following the assembly, some students hand-delivered flowers to teachers with a note of thanks.