Parents given lavish end-of-term gifts by teachers
PARENTS have been given end-of-term gifts of wine and chocolates by teachers to show their gratitude for parents having done their jobs for free since March.
Maths teacher Helen Archer said: “We had a whip-round and bought all the parents who’ve actually bothered with homeschooling a few little tokens. Well it’s the least we could do.
“Parents do much for us, every day. Such valuable work! Well, in this case, all our work, unpaid. Plus all their work. Mums only, of course. Dads have been largely exempt.
“We’ve been thinking of them all and what they’ve gone through so much. Imagine trying to get Felix to understand fractions without even a pay cheque at the end of the month.
“We did do school reports recently but they were basically the written equivalent of a shrug. We can’t even remember who the kids are. They’re basically just short blobs with rucksacks.
“Anyway, I’ve bought each of the parents a box of Ferrero Rocher. It’s a small gesture of appreciation for what they’ve done these last few months while most of us have been off work on full pay.”
Mother-of-three Joanna Kramer said: “I’ve been given four bottles of wine and I’m drinking them all tonight. Is this what being a teacher’s like?”