Newbold College Staff Celebrate World Teachers’ Day at Breakfast

07 October 2011 Bracknell, United Kingdom [tedNEWS] Newbold College of Higher Education staff celebrated World Teachers’ Day last Tuesday morning while enjoying a hot breakfast together on campus. The breakfast was the initiative of Dr Philip Brown, who last month took up his post as the 31st Principal of Newbold College in Binfield, Bracknell. Newbold College is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which also operates a system of 7,598 schools, colleges and universities worldwide, with a total enrolment of more than 1,545,000 students and approximately 80,000 teachers.


“World Teachers’ Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the essential role of teachers and those who support them in providing quality education at all levels” said Dr Brown in welcoming Newbold staff and invited principals and teaching staff from neighbouring primary and secondary schools to the breakfast.

Guest speaker was Dr Laurence Turner, Newbold’s Head of Theology, who humorously reflected on the impact that a number of teachers had had on shaping his learning journey to date. Dr Brown presented Dr Turner with a Certificate of Recognition for 15 years of service to the College’s learning and teaching programme.

Other long-serving Newbold staff recognised at the celebratory breakfast with Certificates of Recognition to the College’s learning and teaching programme included: Zak Ambrus (15 years), Pam Frost (15 years), Ursula Lewis (15 Years), Henrik Jorgensen (20 years), Per Lisle (20 years), Sandra Rigby-Barrett (20 years), Hazel Rennalls, John Baildam (25 years), Erica Hole (35 years), Colin Hole (35 years) and Michael Pearson (35 years).

World Teachers’ Day is now celebrated annually on 5 October in over 100 countries. It also commemorates the anniversary of the 1966 signature of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. UNESCO utilises World Teachers Day to celebrate the profession of teaching and to promote international standards for the teaching profession.

Photo 1 (l to r) Newbold staff recognised for 15 years of service: Zak Ambrus, Laurence Turner, Ursula Lewis and Pam Frost with Dr Philip Brown, Newbold Principal
Photo 2 (l to r) Newbold staff recognised for 20 years of service: Henrik Jorgensen, Hazel Rennalls, Per Lisle and Sandra Rigby-Barrett with Dr Philip Brown
Photo 3 (l to r) Dr Mike Pearson, now in his 40th year of service to Newbold, is congratulated by Dr Philip Brown [tedNEWS]

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