A UK Radio and social media campaign has been launched created by students for teachers.
Working with Eteach, St Wilfrid’s school pupils wrote and voiced a radio advertisement and created
a campaign to find a Teaching Hero in every school. During the campaign there will be monthly prizes
for teaching heroes and the pupils who nominate them, culminating in awards for the country’s most
outstanding teachers in January.
Eteach, the UK’s leading online teacher recruitment service, commissioned students from
St Wilfrid’s School in Crawley to create the campaign for teachers, to celebrate all the hard work
and dedication they put into their work and the difference they make to their pupils’ life chances.
They chose students because of their creativity – and the fact that nobody knows more about
teachers than pupils!
"President Obama has a goal that 100 percent of students should be college or career ready, and in the next decade, most jobs will require at least some post-high school education. The opportunities for high school graduates are declining and generally offer lower earning potential. But are we educating students with the right kind of post-secondary education to meet the demands of the workforce of the future?"
Jason Critchlow, 14, l. and Raiden McLean, 14, film documentary at the Willoughby Senior Center in Fort Greene.
Fort Greene resident C-Allah Coombs leaned back in his chair and stared deep into the camera as he talked about his worst day on the Fort Hamilton High School basketball team. "It wasn't good. Dean Meminger scored 50 points on me,” said Coombs. “And he wasn't even a good shooter - just a good defender." Coombs, 63, recounted his front row seat to the Rice High School prodigy and former New York Knicks’s scoring barrage as part of a filmmaking program for 12 students from the Urban Assembly Academy of Arts and Letters are profiling a group of Fort Greene seniors and turning their stories into two-minute documentaries.