Teachers from the Inspiro College in Houthalen-Helchteren were taken to school in limousines and yes, a helicopter. With the stunt, the school wants to draw attention to the teacher shortage and also ensure a spectacular start to the new school year.
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What started as an average first day of school turned out to be a complete surprise. After the act of a magician, it soon became apparent that there were no teachers in the Inspiro College. Some students initially looked around a bit awkwardly, while others already envisioned their first day off with a grin in mind. While they eagerly searched for teachers, the local magician put on an act. However, it could not immediately dispel the concern. The surprise was disproved a little later when the first teachers arrived on the playground in limousines.
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Things got crazy when a helicopter circled the school grounds and finally landed in the middle of the playground to let the teachers inside do the work they’ve been waiting for since the summer holidays. Not shy about a stunt, the school wants to draw attention to the lack of teachers. “A school without teachers is like a pub without beer,” says director Tom Verheyen. “It’s every director’s nightmare. Unfortunately, this is the harsh reality. Just like many other schools, we were not able to fill all vacancies during the last holiday days. With the campaign, we also want to show that education is only possible with teachers who throw themselves with heart and soul for their students every day.”
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