- A teacher in Bloemfontein posted a pic of her classroom online
- She arranged her class to promote social distancing, using the resources she had
- Her post grabbed the attention of MEC for Education and Youth Development in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi
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A Bloemfontein teacher posted pics of her classroom as she prepared to reopen after the lockdown shut schools.
Briefly.co.za found that she had arranged her desks to promote social distancing, Relebogile (@ree_tracey) did acknowledge that it wasn't perfect but she was doing the best with the resources she had available.
"Getting my class ready for Monday... although there isn't enough space to fit all the tables and chairs but we work with what we have. #schoolreopening"
The tweet was well-received on social media and managed to grab the attention of MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
"Thank you Ree, I love the creativity! Best wishes."
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Social media users also loved what she had done for her classroom and her learners:
@caitlinrendle: "All the best! Also hoping to reopen on Monday."
@2lani10111: "All the best... your effort is appreciated ✊"
@TumiTwala: "Eish... Not the best but hey... It is what it is woman shrugging you making what you have work... Well done and good luck!"
@99GAZI: "Loving your enthusiasm. Are your students known to follow instructions? Let us hope they do not undo all your work, by moving the desks and chairs around on the first day. Good luck."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that most schools are set to open in June, except for 5 000 schools across the country, including 929 private schools that will stay shut due to the infection rates in their areas.
Schools in Buffalo City, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, eThekwini, Mangaung and Nelson Mandela Bay will remain under lockdown Level 5 conditions.
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