Teaching granny sticks it to Covid-19 to fire up her pupils

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Teaching granny sticks it to Covid-19 to fire up her pupils

Seventy-one-year-old hospitality studies teacher Judith Swart says nothing can replace face-to-face teaching

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Most teachers half her age would have been terrified of returning to school after a colleague or pupil tested positive for Covid-19, but Judith Swart couldn’t wait to get back into the classroom.

Despite being in a high-risk category, the 71-year-old grandmother of three went back to teaching hospitality studies at Milner High School in Klerksdorp in North West, even after one of her matrics became infected last month.

Thousands of teachers at state schools, aged 60 and above, are teaching from home after taking advantage of a concession granted by the department of basic education...

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