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
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Millwey Rise 2 Pinhoe 0
- 2 Hollie's happy to be in the Little Shop of vouchers
- 3 Netball club members win superstar backing for 'trip' to Australia
- 4 Caroline and Steve Bond win Covid Cup at Axe Cliff
- 5 Author's school visit takes the biscuit
- 6 Honiton carers' group meets again
- 7 Latest news from Axe Cliff Golf Club
- 8 Tourist attraction scoops prestigious award for 'tramathon' live event
- 9 Children get a taste of life in a forest school - and enjoy the benefits
- 10 When former emperor Napolean came to Devon
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.