An extraordinary event took place in Barcs, a small town in Somogy county, Hungary. The students of the Ferenc Széchényi High School and College, which has been in operation for more than 30 years, decided to commemorate the retirement of one of their favourite teachers, László Schnellbach. Watch the moving video below.
The students of the Barcs school organised themselves and lined up on the corridor of the high school. Hundreds of students gathered to say goodbye on the teacher’s last day of work in March. They bid him farewell with applause that lasted for minutes, vg.hu writes.
In the caption of the video posted by the school on its Facebook page, it is written that since 1992, there is no student at Széchenyi who has not been taught media, ethics or Hungarian by Mr Schnellbach. For many years, he has performed his duties as librarian, supervising competitions and ordering textbooks.
“The most well-educated, human with a capital H, whose gentle nature, kind words and thoughtfulness will be missed by all! Dear Laci! Thank you for what you have done for Széchenyi; thank you for doing your part in Széchenyi!”
the farewell post reads.
Source: vg.hu, Facebook
Great to see students showing respect for a liked teacher going for a well earned retirement. A good teacher can leave us positive feeling and encouragement to tackle hardships for a lifetime. Tremendously important work. I hope someday it will also be shown in teacher´s wages in Hungary so that there will be great teachers also in the future.
Its a Vocation.
Sadly, through the attitude of Governments, the lack of PRIORITIZATION and Investment into Education, the number of Educators who make it a lifetime Vocation to Educate continues to dwindle.
Hungary is a PRIME example of a Government, under its present Prime Minister – Victor Orban – that FAILS hugely the test, in abusing the NEED of investment into Education.
Congratulations and a Happy deserving retirement to this much loved and respected EDUCATOR, who through his Devotion has left on many throughout his years as an Educator an indelible and lasting influence.
Even my mother got Education from him.