When teachers of Singapore International School in Dahisar reached school on Monday morning they all found a rose on their tables. It was the beginning of a fun-filled Teachers’ Day in the school.
Across the city, students showed their affection for teachers in different ways. From giving teachers a day off and taking class to holding an award ceremony for them, students ensured that their teachers had a good time.
“We presented awards such as the coolest teachers, most handsome teacher and most entertaining teacher,” said Aryaman Jalota, cultural prefect, Singapore International School. “But the best part was when we had a session on imitating the antics of our teachers. It was hilarious.”
At Hiranandani Foundation School, Powai, students became teachers and took classes all day. “While for us it was day off, it was also a good way to teach students about leadership through handling a classroom. The Class 10 and 12 students doubled up as teachers and took classes right from the nursery section to Class 9,” said Kalyani Patnaik, principal.
Ratika Prasad, a Class 12 student, played principal of the school for the day and worked out of the principal’s office too. “I addressed the morning assembly, sat on the principal’s chair and took care of the junior school. Thankfully, I did not have to do any paperwork,” said Prasad.
At Cambridge School in Kandivli, Teachers’ Day became about spot games such as which teacher was wearing the most bangles. “We were made to sing, cut a cake and hear touching speeches. It was a lovely day,” said Aarti Chanana, principal, Cambridge School.