Students treat the teachers

Mrs Atkinson receives a gift of chocolate from Emma Cloughessy and Shelby Coleman at Walkervale State School.
Mrs Atkinson receives a gift of chocolate from Emma Cloughessy and Shelby Coleman at Walkervale State School. Mike Knott

TEACHERS at Walkervale State School got something a little tastier than an apple from their students to celebrate World Teachers' Day yesterday.

Representatives from the school's student council visited each classroom, handing out a small bag of sweets to show their appreciation for their tutors.

“The bags were put together by teacher aides at the school and in each classroom the student councillors read a piece about why teachers were so important,” principal Michael Fay said.

As well as the bags of sweet treats, the school's teachers were also honoured in a celebratory morning tea, thanking them for all their hard work.

“It was just a small token of our esteem and thanks for the work they do,” Mr Fay said.

Walkervale State School was not the only school to get in on the act, with students across the region saying thank you to their teacher in their own way.

Education Minister Geoff Wilson yesterday had a few words of encouragement for the teachers on their special day.

“This special day allows students, parents and community members to show their appreciation and thanks for the efforts and contribution of their teachers,” he said.

“I encourage you all to show your support and encouragement to teachers today.”

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