The Class of 2002 of Achimota School expressed gratitude to their teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Appreciation Day in a spectacular event on Friday, December 2nd which will register as one of the best in the history books of the school.
The momentous event began with a Thanksgiving Service at the Aggrey Chapel, followed by a dinner and awards ceremony which brought together Akoras, the past headmistress Mrs Charlotte Brew-Graves, teachers, and house masters/mistresses, as well as current teachers of the school.
The Assembly Hall, which was the venue for the dinner and awards ceremony, was decorated and transformed into a beautiful space. Teachers were treated to a special ambience, spoken word performances, and a feast featuring an assortment of continental dishes. An electrifying music performance from the legendary Okyeame Kwame charged the atmosphere with his hits and the evening was climaxed with cake cutting and fireworks.
The highlight of the day was the presentation of awards and tokens by the old students to show their love and appreciation to their teachers. The current teachers weren’t left out, receiving souvenirs and raffle tickets where winners received cool prizes such as a night stay at the plush Marriott Hotel in Accra.
Committee Chair for the Teachers’ Appreciation Day, Dzifa Amoah, said after the event, “It has been one year of planning this special day. Today, we are fulfilled that all our efforts have really paid off. Our topmost desire was to make our teachers happy and the smiles and feedback we have received so far testify that our mission has been achieved.”
“Twenty years after leaving this school, we wouldn’t be where we are without those noble teachers who taught us, motivated us and developed our skills. We still remember the positive impact they have made in our lives. I cannot also forget all the 2002-year group members who supported in diverse ways, especially through their contributions to make the day a great success.”
The celebrated teachers were grateful and showered praises on the Class of 2002. In an emotional speech, former housemaster of Lugard House, Mr Ohene Kena, spoke on behalf of the teachers, saying, “We will remember this day forever. We are blown away with what you have done and shown us today. We really are appreciative of all the efforts you have put into this for us.”
Raymond Yirenkyi-Addo, currently a Chemistry teacher on staff, remarked, “My sincere thanks go to the Organizing Committee and the entire year group for this wonderful Teachers’ Appreciation Day event. Congratulations to you all. May the Almighty God richly replenish your coffers. I really appreciated and enjoyed the program.”
The 2002-year group showed up at the event in customised T-shirts with an opportunity to relive the Motown experience as the MC took them down memory lane with snippets of interesting happenings back in school. Music of their era also added to the nostalgia and memories of records nights.
Every year, the year group marking its 20th anniversary of leaving the school is given the baton to host the Teachers’ Appreciation Day event to appreciate the kind and hard-working individuals who created an everlasting impact on their lives while in Achimota School.
Following the successful event, members of the year group have taken to their official WhatsApp page to commend the organising team for putting up an excellent event that will forever be remembered in the history books of Achimota School.