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Teachers enjoy meals provided by the Prospect Primary School Parent Teachers' Association.

Published 6th October 2011, 12:45pm

Parents took over for a couple hours yesterday (5 October) at schools across the Cayman Islands, while their children's teachers and support assistants were thanked and feted.

As part of their World Teachers' Day observation, parent teachers' associations pulled out all the stops, honouring teachers for their contributions with sumptuous breakfasts and luncheons.

In addition to the meals, teachers were lauded with gifts including Cross pens, Cayman Airways gift certificates, roses and certificates of appreciation.

Savannah Primary and Clifton Hunter High also placed display ads expressing their thanks alongside a similar gesture from the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment.

Others wishing to express their gratitude may send free e-cards from www.5oct.org to their child's teacher or their favourite teacher.

World Teachers' Day is celebrated across the globe annually on 5th October. The day has been observed since 1994, after the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) adopted the "Recommendation concerning the status of teachers".

Its aim is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by the profession. (GIS)