|Saree Suphan, director of Pratuangthip Wittaya School in Bangkok’s Sai Mai district, blows a whistle while directing traffic outside her school. (Photo by Apichit Jinakul)|
But the teacher who also acts as a traffic policewoman every afternoon was quick to give a modest reply.
"I want those who have seen my video clip to have a social conscience and volunteer to work in the communities where they grew up or live."
Saree also gives respect back to the motorist by giving them a wai and bowing her head as a signal that students are about to cross.
She never had any proper training and only learned the hand signals needed by doing some reading and watching traffic police do their job.
The school director directs traffic every weekday afternoon between 4 pm and 4:50 pm.