World Teachers’ Day 2021 – thank you
Today we’re celebrating World Teachers’ Day 2021, an annual celebration of people who spend their lives teaching and educating others.
At Kilgraston, our wonderful teachers support, teach and encourage our pupils to fulfill their hopes, ambitions and dreams, pushing them to believe in themselves and to achieve outstanding exam results year after year.
Lockdown meant our teaching moving online in a matter of days, with classes running as normal and, even if we were not in the school buildings, the Kilgraston education continued. Our Junior School timetable included morning lessons where pupils joined their class via TEAMS and an energising calendar of events and challenges in the afternoon alongside that all important down-time.
Our Seniors and Sixth Form, who faced those crucial life-defining exams, were able to attend classes virtually with a timetable of 80% of normal classes taking place in the first lockdown. This moved to 100% of classes in the subsequent lockdowns, a monumental achievement by our staff.
We all met at our virtual assemblies each week and our PE department continued to motivate our pupils, running daily classes online alongside weekly challenges including bike rides and mountain climbing. Our music department even managed to ensure events did not stop, but adapted and shifted, culminating in our annual Christmas performance becoming a drive-in film in lieu of our usual live event in Perth’s Concert Hall.
World Teachers’ Day is a day recognised by UNESCO and has been held since on October 5 1994, so this year, we would like to say an even bigger thank you to Kilgraston teaching staff, and indeed all teachers around the world for the vital role and work you do.Back to News