No planned school closures tomorrow

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THERE are no planned school closures in the county tomorrow, despite continuing cold weather.

Temperatures struggled to get above zero this weekend, and more snow is likely for parts of the county.

Flurries have been predicted for Poole on Tuesday, while North Dorset is set to be the worst-hit, with Met Office forecasters predicting heavy snow at 6am that day.

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9:11pm Sun 20 Jan 13

P Barker says...

"..... no planned school closures in the county tomorrow, despite continuing cold weather". So just because its cold the schools should shut ?. Children have been "taught" over the past few years that as soon as its snows everyone stays home and doesnt go out. Shat should prepair the next gerneration nicely.
"..... no planned school closures in the county tomorrow, despite continuing cold weather". So just because its cold the schools should shut ?. Children have been "taught" over the past few years that as soon as its snows everyone stays home and doesnt go out. Shat should prepair the next gerneration nicely. P Barker
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9:21pm Sun 20 Jan 13

aerolover says...

Kids stay home from school because parents can't drive to the school because of the snow. Kids need to walk to school, gives them exercise and would help the parents get fit as well.
What would this country come to if all the shops and workplaces close because of a little snow, in 63 that was snow.
Kids stay home from school because parents can't drive to the school because of the snow. Kids need to walk to school, gives them exercise and would help the parents get fit as well. What would this country come to if all the shops and workplaces close because of a little snow, in 63 that was snow. aerolover
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11:12pm Sun 20 Jan 13

sea poole says...

Boy, you really are Job's comforters...
Boy, you really are Job's comforters... sea poole
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11:28pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Jetwasher says...

Bet some of the teachers are gutted they have to work.
Bet some of the teachers are gutted they have to work. Jetwasher
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1:03am Mon 21 Jan 13

billd766 says...

In the 1950s from the time I was 7 or 8 I used to walk to Oakdale school from Pound Lane summer and winter. Down Pound lane, along Fernside Road and along Darby's Lane.When I went up to Henry Harbin in 1955 to 1959 I used to walk or when I was a bit older ride my bike.
Down Pound Lane, across Fernside Road, along Joliffe Road to Tatnam corner, down Wimborne Road turning in by the Fire Station.
I was just the same as the hundreds of other children of that era and the teachers we had in those days were also at school before us and left after us summer and winter.
It never did us any harm.
In the 1950s from the time I was 7 or 8 I used to walk to Oakdale school from Pound Lane summer and winter. Down Pound lane, along Fernside Road and along Darby's Lane.When I went up to Henry Harbin in 1955 to 1959 I used to walk or when I was a bit older ride my bike. Down Pound Lane, across Fernside Road, along Joliffe Road to Tatnam corner, down Wimborne Road turning in by the Fire Station. I was just the same as the hundreds of other children of that era and the teachers we had in those days were also at school before us and left after us summer and winter. It never did us any harm. billd766
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7:32am Mon 21 Jan 13

loftusrod says...

Does anyone actually know why schools across the country close as soon as it snows?
It's a national scandal, can't believe more isn't made of it but it just seems to be accepted now as the norm.
Does anyone actually know why schools across the country close as soon as it snows? It's a national scandal, can't believe more isn't made of it but it just seems to be accepted now as the norm. loftusrod
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7:54am Mon 21 Jan 13

tbpoole says...

Thanks for the history lessons guys but society has changed a lot since you were all at school...

Due to parental choice in school selection many kids live some considerable distance away from their chosen schools.

Plus due to the fact that many teachers can't afford property in this area they live 10s of miles away and commute long distances each day.

No doubt there are other reasons as well, such as teacher-pupil ratios but things aren't quite as simple any more.
Thanks for the history lessons guys but society has changed a lot since you were all at school... Due to parental choice in school selection many kids live some considerable distance away from their chosen schools. Plus due to the fact that many teachers can't afford property in this area they live 10s of miles away and commute long distances each day. No doubt there are other reasons as well, such as teacher-pupil ratios but things aren't quite as simple any more. tbpoole
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8:43am Mon 21 Jan 13

Hessenford says...

aerolover wrote:
Kids stay home from school because parents can't drive to the school because of the snow. Kids need to walk to school, gives them exercise and would help the parents get fit as well.
What would this country come to if all the shops and workplaces close because of a little snow, in 63 that was snow.
Well said, all over the news they are calling this the big freeze, 1963 was a big freeze, this is just a cold snap, what is the matter with the world today are we breeding a bunch of ****'s.
Schools are shut under the guise of health and safety or the kids cant get to school, they and their parents seem to make it to the New Forest pretty well to play in the snow though.
[quote][p][bold]aerolover[/bold] wrote: Kids stay home from school because parents can't drive to the school because of the snow. Kids need to walk to school, gives them exercise and would help the parents get fit as well. What would this country come to if all the shops and workplaces close because of a little snow, in 63 that was snow.[/p][/quote]Well said, all over the news they are calling this the big freeze, 1963 was a big freeze, this is just a cold snap, what is the matter with the world today are we breeding a bunch of ****'s. Schools are shut under the guise of health and safety or the kids cant get to school, they and their parents seem to make it to the New Forest pretty well to play in the snow though. Hessenford
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8:45am Mon 21 Jan 13

John T says...

I note that no one at the Echo Desk appears to have made it in yet this morning!
I note that no one at the Echo Desk appears to have made it in yet this morning! John T
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9:33am Mon 21 Jan 13

billd766 says...

tbpoole wrote:
Thanks for the history lessons guys but society has changed a lot since you were all at school...

Due to parental choice in school selection many kids live some considerable distance away from their chosen schools.

Plus due to the fact that many teachers can't afford property in this area they live 10s of miles away and commute long distances each day.

No doubt there are other reasons as well, such as teacher-pupil ratios but things aren't quite as simple any more.
You are right about that. My son goes to school here in Thailand. Mind you he does have an hour or so commute each way of 65km daily and he gets the school minibus about 6.15 every morning and gets home around 5.45 in the evening. He enjoys it though.
[quote][p][bold]tbpoole[/bold] wrote: Thanks for the history lessons guys but society has changed a lot since you were all at school... Due to parental choice in school selection many kids live some considerable distance away from their chosen schools. Plus due to the fact that many teachers can't afford property in this area they live 10s of miles away and commute long distances each day. No doubt there are other reasons as well, such as teacher-pupil ratios but things aren't quite as simple any more.[/p][/quote]You are right about that. My son goes to school here in Thailand. Mind you he does have an hour or so commute each way of 65km daily and he gets the school minibus about 6.15 every morning and gets home around 5.45 in the evening. He enjoys it though. billd766
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