Headmistress keeps village school open

OVER 50 children attended a village school today – welcomed by the headmistress, who lives in the village.

OVER 50 children attended a village school today - welcomed by the headmistress, who lives in the village.

Christine Hollidge opened All Saints Church of England Primary School, near Axminster, as usual.

It's been her policy to keep the school open during adverse weather for 23 years.

Another teacher, two teaching assistants and an administrator also made it through the snow to work, meaning it was business as usual

The school will be open tomorrow, but parents advised not to put themselves or children at risk

Mrs Hollidge ran a project morning on snow today.

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Hot chocolate and biscuits were given to the children and, for part of the day, pupils were allowed to choose a snow activity.

"Children enjoyed it so much they didn't know it was work," said Mrs Hollidge.