Snow? What snow?!
I’m sure many of us rushed to the window upon waking up this morning, eager to assess the results of the Beast from the East clashing with the warmer, moister air of Storm Emma. With the school’s website being down this morning (how unusual…), the headmaster took to twitter to reassure students that school would be continuing as normal, much to their delight.
BSG took a similar approach but pointed out that parents should make an individual decision on making the journey to school:
School is OPEN but parents need to assess for themselves whether they feel it is safe for daughters to make journey.
Both the grammar schools face an interesting problem when it comes to snow days, as unlike normal schools their catchment areas are far larger with students travelling from all over Dorset and Hampshire. This results in a variety of different weather conditions, and whilst the school itself was not overly affected by the snow those further out in the sticks will struggle to make it across their ungritted and unserviced roads. Many students from further afar have instead decided to take the unorthodox opportunity to work from home.
Unfortunately, the hardy CCF will not be demonstrating the same dedication as the headmasters, with the conditions simply too harsh for their weekly meeting to run. This certainly demonstrates the dedication that the headmasters are making to provide education for the masses…
Finally, some pictures of ‘a little covering of snow’: