Students join in World Teachers’ Day celebrations

AKS head teacher Mike Walton handing a stone to a young girl to help build a dam on the Burmese border in 2011
AKS head teacher Mike Walton handing a stone to a young girl to help build a dam on the Burmese border in 2011
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Students from AKS Lytham Independent School joined youngsters in over 100 countries to celebrate World Teachers’ Day.

Headteacher Mike Walton used the special occasion to speak of the importance of global cooperation between schools.

Mr Walton has himself taught overseas in the past and has also previously led his pupils on projects abroad, including dam building on the Burmese border in 2011.

He said: “World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity for schools everywhere to look at how we can learn from each other to better equip our children for a global market place.

“Tomorrow’s world business leaders and operators are coming up through the ranks of today’s primary and secondary schools, it is important that our students broaden their horizons.”

Students at AKS, which will open its doors tomorrow for its annual open day, also used World Teachers’ Day to thank their own tutors.

The open event will be held from 1pm until 4pm. Several activities and demonstrations will be held.