- A video has gone viral as it shows how a group of learners dance in unison along with their school teacher
- The footage was taken at Bishop Lavis High on the Cape Flats and teacher, Florance Vermeulen, regularly encourages learners to enjoy his lessons and to express themselves
- Vermeulen only started teaching at the school in July, but many students already rate him as their favourite teacher
A heart-warming video has gone viral after it was shared via Facebook recently.
The footage shows how learners dance to the beat of a catchy song during class at Bishop Lavis High School in Cape Town.
The video stands out as the movements are well choreographed and seem to be led by teacher, Florance Vermeulen.
Vermeulen, who is the Grade 8 and 9 Creative Arts Teacher, firmly believes that music and dance is key to enabling learners to enjoy themselves and focus on learning.
The Daily Voice reported that Vermeulen only started teaching at the school in July, but that many students already rate him as their favourite teacher.
The 28-year-old revealed that he had no objections when called upon to teach at the school based on the notorious Cape Flats.
He said, “I started at this school in July and many have asked me why I opt to teach in this area, but I believe there is a purpose for me being here.”
Briefly.co.za understands that Vermeulen has been teaching for a year, but also obtained his B.Com degree in Management Marketing this year.
The song showed off in the video is Azonto by Ghanaian singer Fuse ODG and the lyrics serve to inspire the children to rise above their circumstances.
Vermeulen revealed he had no idea the video would gain such popularity after being shared on Facebook.
After being shared on Wednesday, the video has already attracted 33 000 views and 500 reactions.
Ferenique Filander, one of Vermeulen’s students, revealed the impact that the teacher has already had at the school.
“Mr Vermeulen has only been here since July but he is already everyone’s favourite. His classes are inspiring and he allows us to express ourselves,” she said.
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