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Teachers Climbing the Roof and Lighting up Adelaide Oval for World Teachers Day 2017

Adelaide Oval is lighting up green and blue this Friday 27 October to show teachers our appreciation and celebrate World Teachers Day.

“We thought it would be a nice way to recognise and thank teachers in South Australia for their work every day guiding and educating our children,” says Dr Peter Lind, Registrar of the Teachers Registration Board South Australia.

“The Board also ran a competition asking teachers to share their best teaching moments and 13 lucky winners will be taking part in a twilight Adelaide Oval RoofClimb as the stadium is lit up for World Teachers Day.”

To celebrate the day the Board has released a video featuring students from a range of schools talking about why they love their teachers – you can watch it here.

The theme for World Teachers Day 2017 is ‘teaching in freedom, empowering teachers’, which was selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and reaffirms teacher authority as a top priority in education worldwide.

“We need to empower teachers with our support, encourage them to innovate and collaborate, and help them grow professionally,” says Dr Lind.

“The Board supports teachers to attain the highest standards both personally and professionally.”

While World Teachers Day is celebrated internationally each year on the first Friday of October, it is celebrated in Australia on the last Friday of October due to school holidays.

Media contact Helen Robinson, 0437 327 263 or email: helen.robinson@trb.sa.edu.au.