Pupils honour teacher who retires after 50 years in heartwarming video

Pupils honour teacher who retires after 50 years in heartwarming video

- Frankie Du Toit has praised his mom Elmarie who retired after 50 years of selfless service

- She is a dedicated maths teacher who has helped grow and shape young minds over the years

- Elmarie was loved by her students and is passionate about education with plans to carry on carrying teaching virtually

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Frankie Du Toit, whose social media handle is @FrankieFire, shared a heartwarming video online of his mom. After 50 years of service while shaping and nurturing young minds, Elmarie retired.

She was given a walk of honour as the pupils of the school she taught at applauded her as she left the school for the last time as a teacher.

"I’ve got to share this with all of you. After 50 years of teaching my mom retired at the age of 70 and the whole school gave her a guard of honour. ❤️❤️❤️"

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Frankie's mom is an amazing woman who didn't even let cancer get in the way. She was dedicated to helping young minds learn and grow.

She has taught thousands of children over her career and made maths fun. She was loved and appreciated by her students.

The kids bought her a porcelain owl called so they could remember her as they walked through the school gate.

At 70 she has had to retire from the traditional classroom but Elmarie has no intention of stopping teaching. She plans on taking her skills to the virtual classroom and continue to shape minds in the future.

Here is what social media users thought of this amazing woman:

@fikile_2:

"Mamela... She might have retired at the right age... Then she can be employed by the SGB. SGBs are legal entities that can employ, noting she was teaching maths, there was no way the school would leave her. Now Mntungwa she was to teach online... At 70..."

@CB_Nkwana:

"I'm having goosies everywhere watching this man. This is so beautiful Smiling face with heart-shaped eyes thank you to your mom selfless contribution to the future of our kids. May GOD bless her with all that her beautiful heart desires."

@pinkykhoabane:

"What a beautiful story. Keep going strong Mrs Du Toit. Keep sharing the joy of mathematics with our children."

@FaithJDanielsSA:

"This is beautiful. Well done and thank you to your mom. We owe our teachers everything."

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Pupils honour teacher who retired after 50 years in heartwarming video

Elmarie and her son Frankie, who says she has given of herself for 50 years and still plans on giving. Photo credit: @Frankie Du Toit
Source: Facebook

Frankie Du Toit is a radio and TV presenter at @947, the co-host of the 947 Breakfast Club and also a musician for Frankie Fire and GoGo Mashville.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that a man on Twitter has shared a heartwarming story of how his science teacher is now his colleague. Lopez Okhiai posted a picture with his colleague with the caption:

"Know that our roots run deep. From science teacher and pupil, now a decade later as doctors we’re colleagues."

His followers on Twitter began congratulating the pair and marvelling at the story as the two gentlemen appear to be of similar age. Some of the followers were trying to figure out who was the pupil and who was the teacher, saying "Black really don't crack."

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Thabiso Mathipa has been one of the many South Africans who've been unable to work during the nationwide lockdown.

Mathipa, who works as a teacher, recently took to Facebook to explain how he misses his learners.

He shared some photos and an inspirational video that epitomised the passion he has for teaching.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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