Below is a selection of some of the national coverage National Thank a Teacher Day has received. In addition to this, we have seen extensive regional coverage in local print, television and radio.

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The One Show

The One Show did a feature on National Thank a Teacher Day, in which David Walliams visited a primary school to read a story and celebrate teaching staff.

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CBBC Newsround

For Thank a Teacher Day 2021, Newsround asked the public what they were grateful for this past year and created a montage of thank you messages for teachers.

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BBC Breakfast

The hard work and dedication of teachers was highlighted on the BBC Breakfast sofa, with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker pointing out that today was National Thank a Teacher Day.

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BBC News

Teaching Awards Trustee Priya Lakhani OBE appeared on BBC News for National Thank a Teacher Day 2021.

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Zoe Ball Breakfast Show

Zoe Ball read out thank you messages from the public on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show and encouraged listeners to get in touch to mention their teachers on National Thank a Teacher Day 2021.

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FE News

A feature on The Pearson National Teaching Awards Silver Winner announcements also included mention of Thank a Teacher Day 2021.

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Tes

Tes ran a series of articles regarding Thank a Teacher Day 2021, including this piece which gathered together some of the best messages shared on the day.

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CBBC Newsround

The clip showcases a number of  2020 Thank a Teacher videos and called on viewers to check out the campaign online and thank their own teachers.

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House of Lords

Clip begins at 12:03 – Lord Watson of Invergowrie

Lord Watson of Invergowrie, Shadow Spokesperson (Education) highlighted the campaign and thanked teachers during Oral Questions.

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Channel 5 News

Five News interviewed Stephanie and Mayama Jabateh about her favourite teacher, and showed Mayama’s song thanking Ms Brennan. The piece also spoke to two teachers who have been teaching online, and featured a number of Thank a Teacher clips.

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The One Show

Initial mention at 2:02 and then full clip begins at 19:58.

The presenters announced that it was National Thank a Teacher Day at the start of the show and asked people to send in stories of their favourite teachers. They also featured Boo Edleston, a headteacher in Nantwich, who was thanked by Michael Ball, Alex Jones, and local families, staff, and community members.

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The Sun

The Sun ran an online piece ahead of Thank a Teacher Day featuring a number of selected clips, as well as a print piece on the day featuring the poem from Grace Bilantz.

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Schools Week

Schools Week featured the campaign on the front page of their 1 May edition, and ran a column promoting the campaign and encouraging families to thank their teachers.

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First News

First News included a feature on their front page ahead of Thank a Teacher Day to encourage young people to check out the campaign and thank their teachers.

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This Week Junior

The Week Junior featured the campaign ahead of Thank a Teacher Day, encouraging young people to consider whether they were missing a particular teacher, or to think of a teacher who had helped them before.

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