College principal shovels snow and ice to welcome back students
THE principal of Honiton Community College, Glenn Smith, was among those to use shovels to remove snow and ice from the campus yesterday (Sunday). The college re-opened this morning after being closed for three days last week.
THE principal of Honiton Community College, Glenn Smith, was among those to use shovels to remove snow and ice from the campus yesterday (Sunday).
The college re-opened this morning after being closed for three days last week.
Mr Smith told the Herald: "During the last week of severe weather I have been warmed by the many emails and phone calls that we have received supporting our decision to put safety first.
"I appreciate that the academic progress is my normal priority in normal circumstances, but the adverse conditions meant that health and safety was paramount.
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"We are pleased to announce that we are fully open today with a very good turnout from both staff and students. Only three members of staff are still snowed in and the majority of students have been able to travel to College.
"I would like to thank all the staff for their efforts to keep students and parents up-to-date with progress and to prepare the College for business as usual."
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Premises staff and members of the ELT (Executive Leadership Team) worked all day Sunday clearing paths and making preparations for alternaitve modes of transports, including the hire of a 4x4 vehicle to pick up students sitting A-Level exams today who live in remote areas.