Get the family involved in the National Thank a Teacher Day celebrations!

Join the whole of the UK in celebrating National Thank a Teacher Day on Thursday 26th May. This day is dedicated to all the schools and colleges at the heart of our communities, from the teachers helping us make sense of the world to all the wonderful support staff keeping things running.

There are heaps of ways to get involved, from sending free thank you cards and entering our celebrity competitions to enjoying our free on-the-day activities (you can download these below).

Send a free personalised thank you message

To celebrate National Thank a Teacher Day, you can send a free personalised limited edition e-card to anyone working in a school. Whether it’s an amazing teacher, stand out member of support staff, or a whole school team, let them know why you appreciate them.

We’ll also be selecting a few of our favourite thank you’s, to receive prizes for their teachers, including:

  • Staffroom Hampers
  • IT Equipment
  • Vouchers
  • A year’s supply of coffee

There’s also a special prize for the UK’s most thanked school. So get thanking!


We’re back with another round of competitions, where you can win special prizes and receive celebrity shout outs! Just send your entry to [email protected] for the chance to win £100 in vouchers…

Writing Competition

Delight David Walliams with your wonderful writing skills! Write a story or short poem (max 600 words) about your school, college or teaching staff and David will choose his favourite piece to receive a special shout out and prize.


Baking Competition

Show off your baking skills for your teachers and school support staff! Send us a photo or video of your brilliant bakes with an explanation about why you want to thank them.


Drawing Competition

Calling all budding artists! Create a piece of artwork of your favourite school team/member of school staff, portraying how brilliant they are. Send us a photograph of your special creation with an explanation about why you want to thank them and legendary illustrator and author Rob Biddulph will choose his favourite.

Downloadable Activity Resources

Get involved on the day with these fun games and activities.

Printable Stickers

Print on Avery L7164 labels.

Guess the Celeb School Report Game

Print on A4 paper.

Group Drawing Activity

Take it in turns to add to the drawing and unravel at the end!

Colour in Page


Can you find the Thank a Teacher Day themed words?

Printable Thank You Card

Print on A4 paper.

On the Day Thank You Graphic (Instagram )

Use this to accompany your Instagram posts.

On the Day Thank You Graphic (Twitter/Facebook)

Use this to accompany your Twitter and Facebook posts.

Create your own bunting

Bunting Letters

Bunting Template

This year Thank a Teacher is delighted to be working in partnership with Thank you Day. As part of your National Thank a Teacher day celebrations, design your own bunting to celebrate Thank you Day (5th June) and the Queen’s Jubilee. Some bunting will be specially chosen to be displayed at Tate Britain, alongside some of the nation’s greatest masterpieces. If you would like your bunting to be chosen, please contact [email protected]

We can't wait to celebrate with you on 26th May!

But you don't need to wait 'til National Thank a Teacher Day to thank someone in your school or college.

Send a thank you e-card today