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Coffin for the beloved teacher

September 14 2007

Dying from cancer of the Dutch primary school teacher asked his students last task - to make yourself a coffin.

40-year-Eri van den Biggelaar to live just a few weeks. Last year she was diagnosed with - cancer of the cervix.

She asked her colleague - teachers work: "Why not allow kids to make me a coffin?"

Now, schoolchildren in the town of Somer (Someren) help each other and try to perform the last task classroom instructor for the top five. They have already napilili more than 100 narrow boards and glued them together. It remains to be done only for the coffin lid.

Now the coffin is at the center of one of the classrooms. Although the dying teacher and can no longer teach, it follows the process of working on drawings made by 11-year old pupils, which periodically brings results to her house.

"Life and death coexist," - she said thoughtfully. "Kids understand that I do not want trouble, when I go into another world. I want the kids to help me. With their help it would be easier to leave ... "

None of the children did not consider the job a strange or immoral. Parents of the children gave their consent for the job. But in neighboring Belgium task caused an uproar. Belgian therapists specializing in child psychology say that children are not able to fully assess the impact death of a friend or relative.

Miss van den Biggelaar, however, believes that the unrest shows the need to tell children about death, grief and pain.

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