St Cedd’s School pupils filmed for World Teacher’s Day

Children from St Cedd’s School in Chelmsford recently took part in a special edition of Espresso News to acknowledge the amazing work of their teachers as part of World Teacher’s Day. The bulletin is part of the award-winning news service for primary schools produced in partnership with ITN Productions, to bring the world’s biggest stories to thousands of classrooms every day, via the digital learning platform Discovery Education Espresso.

The film crew visited St Cedd’s School to give children the chance to say thank you to their teacher Hayley McKechnie. Spending the day with Hayley and her class, they captured ‘a day in the life’ of a primary school teacher, filming lessons and playtime and interviewing pupils about Mrs McKechnie. 

Mrs McKechnie is really kind and helpful and helps us understand everything.

Celia, aged 8

My teacher really inspires me because she has incredible descriptive language and is very passionate about teaching me new words.

Olivia, aged 9

The best thing about my teacher is that she is really encouraging. She is always there for anyone who is struggling.

Aarushi, aged 8

World Teacher’s Day is held annually to celebrate the work of teachers all around the globe, and to reflect on the support teachers need to be able to deliver the best education to children. Hayley McKechnie and her class enjoyed being featured in the bulletin.

At St Cedd’s we watch Espresso News every day in an effort to jumpstart student learning, so the children were very excited to take part in filming for World Teacher Day. Teaching is such a special profession. It gives you the chance to make a difference to help shape children’s lives. I was so proud to hear the children’s interviews and to invite the film crew into our wonderful school!

Hayley McKechnie, St Cedd’s School

Managing Director UK and International at Discovery Education, Howard Lewis, is delighted to feature St Cedd’s School in Espresso News and to share in the celebrations for World Teacher Day. The special bulletin will give students the chance to say thank you and acknowledge the amazing work that their teachers do.

Espresso News is available to Discovery Education subscriber schools via its Espresso learning platform.