Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums - Why Do Schools Close When It Snows?: Letters

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums - Why Do Schools Close When It Snows?: Letters

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It is snowing as I write and no doubt some schools will have to close for snow somewhere in Britain. Some parents, and most definitely the gutter press, will vilify teachers for taking such action. Why do schools close?

TCSC47

In one hilly town where I used to work, 2cm to 3cm of snow led to the buses that brought in 50 per cent of pupils being withdrawn.

AdmiralNelson

Last week it snowed and central Norwich was gridlocked. "Ordinary people" complained about taking five hours to make the journey (normally 40 minutes). I hope they appreciate how much less time it will take them with more than 300 schools closed.

physics_suits_you

Practicalities. Boring, boring, boring. When you are 11 snow is fun. Kids should be allowed the day off just to take advantage.

lurk_much

When you're 11 fire is fun. Kids should be given a box of matches.

treefayre

We haven't closed and I've had numerous complaints about forcing children (but really parents) to come out in the cold. …

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