The education chief has written to parents and students, urging them to recognise their teachers' efforts on the annual Teachers' Day next Friday. In the letter, Director of Education Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun said parents and teachers should occasionally organise activities to express gratitude and appreciation to teachers. An Education Department spokeswoman said schools were free to choose how to encourage students to show their respect to teachers. 'We have not set any specific way for them to do so,' she said. Examples included sending cards or highlighting Teachers' Day at school assembly. Tung Chee-hwa said in his first Policy Address that September 10 each year would be designated as Teachers' Day, in an effort to strengthen the public's respect for teachers. The main event this year is a reception to be officiated by Chief Secretary for Administration Anson Chan Fang On-sang at the Regent Hotel.