Snow fun at Exmouth school

WHILE many schools across Devon closed when the snow fell, Brixington Primary School used the weather to its advantage during lessons.

WHILE many schools across Devon closed when the snow fell, Brixington Primary School used the weather to its advantage during lessons.

The pupils turned to the snowy conditions for inspiration to pen poems about the icy conditions.

Headteacher Jon Galling said the school was able to stay open throughout the cold snap thanks to the hard work and dedication of the staff.

Mr Galling said each school situation was different in extreme weather conditions.


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The decision to close a school was always made for a good reason, he said.

Mr Galling said: "Our pupils had a wonderful day on the Wednesday in the snow.

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"Many parents commented on how much fun they had due to some supervised play and many classes used this to do some wonderful writing, including poems.

"In the following days it was more challenging as the playground was very icy so we had to stay in during morning and lunch break.

"All the staff worked really hard to keep the school open, especially our caretaker Mr Stewart, who kept paths gritted and salted throughout.

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