Here at Activ4 School Tours we want to thank all of the teachers that give their time to ensure students get the most out of school through trips.

Tomorrow, the 5th October, is celebrated throughout the world as world teachers day.

More than 100 nations join the celebrations on 5th October including Canada, Portugal and America. Some nations also celebrate their teacher’s day with their own special days including Malaysia who celebrate on 16th May. This date was chosen due to the Razak Report, the Malaysian educational report which was endorsed on this date in 1956. Poland celebrates their teacher’s day on 14th October as it is the anniversary of the creation of the Commission of National Education in 1773 by King Stanislaw August Poniatiwski. In Poland teachers are often gifted flowers and sweets from their students.

The first official World Teachers Day was held in 1994 after the UNESCO Recommendation concerning Teachers. The Recommendation is set out to ensure that the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation, further education, recruitment, employment, and ensuring teaching and learning conditions are met. In 1997 the Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personal was adopted to complement the 1966 Recommendation by covering teaching and research personnel in higher education.

An official event takes places on Monday 7th October in Paris at the UNESCO Headquarters in partnership with UNICEF, UNDP, the International Labour Organisation and Education International. The 2 day event includes a series of debates and discussions around the year’s theme.

Young Teachers: The future of the Profession

The 2019 World Teacher Day theme is “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession”. Each year is given a different theme. In 2018 the theme was “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher” and 2017 was “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”. The UNESCO and Education International (EI) promote the theme each year to help understand the importance of a teacher’s role in the development of students and society.

World Teachers Day recognises that teachers are the “most powerful force for equity and access to quality education” worldwide. Sadly it is estimated 262 million children and youth are out of school globally. According to UNESCO Institute of Statistics, the world would need to recruit almost 69 million new teachers to reach the 2030 education goal of universal primary and secondary education. This gap in education is more pronounced among vulnerable populations – girls, children with disabilities, refugee and migrant children, and poor children living in rural or remote areas. If the number of young teachers doesn’t increase sadly theses numbers will never decrease.

At Activ4 School Tours we want to personally thank all of the teachers that encourage students to learn outside of the classroom through us. As former teachers we understand how hard teachers work especially when running a school trip. Our aim is to support and help party leaders with all of the stages of organising a school trip. Our highly knowledgeable, committed, experience and enthusiastic staff are always at hand to help.

If you haven’t already booked your next trip with Activ4 School Tours, give us a call today or enquire here. And to finish one last thank you to all the amazing teachers that we work with especially on World Teacher’s Day.

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