Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

England and Wales are gripped in the biggest snowstorm for 26 years. All but two schools in the county announced their closure on the local radio. Mine wasn’t one of those, so I had to get ready and drive carefully up to school.

Once I got there I had to inch my way across the school, since I have a tendency to slip and fall in these conditions. All the children were called to an assembly for a head count, including the two girls in my form that showed up. When about 50 pupils arrived and staff numbers were down by nearly 30, the decision was made to send everyone home.

The local education authority in an adjoining county has already closed the schools there for tomorrow. There is no word from the power that be in this Shire. If they demonstrate their usual aptitude for these things, it will once again be a matter of waiting by the radio tomorrow until it is time to leave.

It may not be a lot of snow by the standards of the Midwest US, but kids (and even some adults) have never seen snow like this before. Aidan and Abby certainly haven’t. By the time I got home from school this morning, they had built a snowman in the back garden.


3 Responses to Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

  1. GrumpyTeacher1 says:

    I’m glad you all are enjoying your snow day(s). They can be a lot of fun.

  2. Philippa says:


    Have fun! And be careful Dad!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Third time lucky at trying to leave a comment on this delightful picture of your two lovely young ones !!
    You had more snow than we did yesterday, by the looks of it, though we had lots today !

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