Education Scotland support Thank a Teacher Day

It’s Thank a Teacher Day on Wednesday the 23rd June and Education Scotland are proud supporters of the event.

Every year, Thank A Teacher Day celebrates the schools, teachers and support staff across the country that have kept us going through the past year. This year, there are a whole host of celebrities joining in on the fun with Pixie Lott, Nadiya Hussain and Sir Michael Morpurgo all celebrating Britain’s greatest teachers.

We are encouraging everyone to ‘Wear Something Sparkly for your Teaching Stars’ on Thank a Teacher Day. Put on your jazziest jewellery and glittery outfits and show them off on social media with the hashtag #ThankATeacherDay. The team are also excited to launch a limited edition thank you ecard, specially designed by Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler, which can be sent for free at the Thank a Teacher website to anyone working in a school.

If you know a special teacher, teaching assistant, playground helper or even a whole school team, send them a card and let them know how grateful you are. We all know a thank you can go a long way, especially after such a testing year. Those who send a card will be given the option to enter any of their celebrity judged #HowWillYouSayThankYou competitions, such as Nadiya Hussain’s baking competition and Michael Morpurgo’s short story or poem competition.

Visit to find out more about how to get involved and to download the range of promotional resources and print out activities including quizzes, make your own bunting and colour in pages.