Parents and teaching staff at Pretoria’s Reddford House school have inspired thousands of South Africans by honouring the school’s workers at an end-of-year awards ceremony.
One of the parents, Nosipho Kweta, shared the heartwarming story on the #ImStaying Facebook page on Tuesday.
She said the parents and staff donated hampers and gift vouchers to the workers as a way of appreciating their work.
Kweta wrote, “Today I attended my kids school awards. During the awards the school also honoured their workers by presenting them with hampers and gift vouchers donated by parents and staff. The workers received standing ovation. That’s why #I’mStaying.”
Kweta accompanied her post with several pictures of the event. Learners are seen in the images presenting the gifts.
The post has attracted well over 600 comments, 900 shares and 18,000 reactions from inspired South Africans on Facebook so far.
Many commenters praised the school for appreciating its workers through the wonderful gesture.
‘Behind the scenes’
Wendy Roberts commented, “Well done to that school. So often the behind-the-scenes hard workers are just forgotten.”
“Wow, that is truly amazing. Well done for honouring these amazing people who are always behind the scenes. They so deserve it and I hope all schools will follow in their footsteps,” Michelle Moore Oliver added.
Nonhlanhla Masinge also wrote, “This is amazing because these people, other than the teachers, know our kids more than us parents.”
Some commenters revealed that a number of schools they are involved with do something similar as well.
“Each year we do the same at Walvis Bay Private High School….every grade brings something different,” said Patricia Page.
Well done to the schools – and to the #ImStaying Facebook page for providing a platform to share such heartwarming stories.