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Friday, January 18, 2013
LATEST information on how Isle of Wight schools have been affected by snow today (Friday).
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by Marcus Wallis
18th January 2013, at 20:19:07
Sorry Mr Armstrong have you confused my comments with someone else, I couldn't agree more with you, in fact we've been out in the snow for pretty much the whole day doing exactly as you suggested. Think you might have misinterpreted what I was saying but I've rarely known a more certain forecast than there was for the country today. What I was trying to get at was that with such a certainty of heavy snow (every forecast agreed for once) why leave it until the last minute and Yang Yan is right by the, had it rained I'd have moaned to, but no rain was forecast only heavy snow. Forward planning and taking the advice of experts wouldn't bring the country to its knees.
by Sarah Parker
18th January 2013, at 14:44:26
As a parent, I knew the snow was probably coming so I planned ahead and arranged childcare, I do not expect the Council or school to do my parenting for me. I would prefer my son wasn't in school because, for health and safety reasons, they would not allow him outside to enjoy it!
by ian armstrong
18th January 2013, at 09:37:12
Marcus- oh dear oh dear! I don't as a rule comment on people personally but I'm afraid your attitude is just the sort of namby-pamby utter rubbish that has brought this country to it's knees! As others have said on here it's only a bit of snow, where's your resolve and inginuity? Get wrapped up warm and get out there! As for the comments about the council should have made arangements last night- what tosh! How the hell can the council be held to book for not accurately predicting the weather??!! Stop moaning, enjoy it while it's here; turn the telly off, get out there and have fun with your kids (and adults). You never know you might even like it!
by David Blackford
18th January 2013, at 09:17:07
Aye, it were like that when I were a lad too in WW2 - but them Germans couldn't fly in this sort of weather so we didn't get machine gunned on the way to school which was one blessing!
18th January 2013, at 08:25:12
I hear what your saying but now, as should have been known and conveyed last night, all schools are closed. Why leave this obvious situation until gone 8 am when parents who do have to go in to work have little notice to arrange child care etc. I know we're a bit rubbish as a country when it comes to snow but its a Friday it'll do the kids no harm whatsoever to have one day before the weekend playing in snow. Cowes Enterprise College seems able to close whenever it wants due to incompetence. Of course school is important but it works both ways. Let them have fun too.
18th January 2013, at 07:24:06
Yet another classic example of council incompetence and lack of leadership. Why when the Police advised people not to go out today and the snow was a certainty did they not announce that the Schools would all be closed today. Schools seem to be closed for 'development days' whenever they need it but when it's dangerous to travel they're not sure what to do.
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