MALAPPURAM: Teachers Day this year turned out to be a different experience not only for teachers but students as well. Hundreds of students in upper primary and high school classes donned the mantle of teachers on Wednesday at many Government and aided schools across the district.
The little kids of primary classes at AUP School, Munduparamba, exhibited the excitement and enthusiasm of facing a new teacher when their senior friends conducted classes for them. The teachers of the school guided the ‘child teachers’ and watched their performance from afar.
The student-teachers taught their little friends not only their lessons, but narrated interesting stories as well. Some of the students outsmarted their teachers, while some others proved that teaching was not everyone’s cup of tea and it required commitment.
Schools in Tirur educational district provided a forum for the students to honour their teachers. The District Social Science Council led the Teachers Day festivities at many schools.
Special assemblies were convened at many schools to felicitate and honour the teachers. The District Social Science Council has decided to conduct district-level quiz competitions and science fairs in October. The Council will also conduct mock parliaments at all schools on November 1, the Kerala Day.
C.K. Ahamedkutty, secretary of the Council, said they could convince their students of the lofty character of teaching as a profession. “By donning the mantle of a teacher, the students realise that teaching is one of the noblest professions in the world,” he said.
Students of IU High School, Parappur, near Kottakkal, conducted classes in all 58 divisions. The students greeted their teachers on the occasion. They displayed not only their affection and respect for their teachers but their creativity as well through greeting cards.
Sweets were distributed to teachers at many schools.
IU High School, Parappur, was in the limelight once again when its Headmistress N. Sreelatha Thankachi won this year’s State award for the best teacher.
P. Avaru and M.K. Mohandas of that school had won national and State recognition in recent years.
IUM High School was the winner of the trophy for the best school instituted by the District Panchayat consecutively for seven years.
Ms. Thankachi was felicitated at a district-level function held at PKMM Higher Secondary School, Edarikode, on Wednesday.