Thursday, February 08, 2007
Snow - UK grinds to a halt debacle !
I've just been watching the reports on BBC News 24 of the snow and how it's affected transport, schools etc... I don't remember once through Infant and Junior School having the day off because of the weather, including the snow. Most kids walked to school back then, and we wore shorts even in the winter, and I'd say most of our teachers lived fairly close to the school or within the town. And the only time we had off from secondry school was when the Boilers broke one Winter, and even then we got sent for 2 afternoons to another school. Reports today say teachers live too far away from the schools to travel in the bad weather, they say there's the health and safety aspect once the kids are at school, the UK really does grind to a halt at the slightest thing these days. If the snow does get any worse then I'll simply dust off my Taun Taun ! :)