Life Trust teacher says goodbye to Harold
Harold the giraffe has lost a friend after eight years of being best buds.
Lynn Klapproth is retiring from her job as an educator for the Life Education Trust in central Auckland.
The trust is a non-profit organisation teaching health education to 245,000 primary and intermediate school children around New Zealand every year.
For Klapproth it was a chance encounter that made her switch from her teacher’s role in South Auckland to an educator.
‘‘I feel really privileged to have taught over 50,000 children,’’ she said.
Over the last eight years Klapproth has seen a lot of changes on the bus with technology increasingly being a part of the teaching.
Despite the job being quite lonely at times for Klapproth her good friend Harold helped.
‘‘Many days you come in and you have to bounce up and down and don’t feel like it but you have a chat with Harold and you feel fabulous.’’
Klapproth has taught children across central Auckland from Pt England to Three Kings.
‘‘There’s so much stress and pressure out there for children, I just think it’s really cool when kids can feel good about themselves.’’
Klapproth is retiring to take time to spend with her family.
Harold the giraffe is not too happy about parting with Life Education educator Lynn Klapproth after eight years.