Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Schools were mostly open again today after the snow and ice caused disruption yesterday.
The Beccles area mostly avoided the major disruption experienced in Norfolk last week but Sunday night’s heavy snowfall did reach the area this time.
A number of schools across Beccles and Halesworth were closed yesterday as they joined those around Loddon and Bungay, which had also been affected last week.
Among those closed were Earsham Primary, in Bungay, which was closed as the member of staff who clears the grounds couldn’t get to the school, while Seething and Mundham Primary School made the decision late in the morning after trying to get the school open.
Langley School, in Loddon, Bungay High and Sir John Leman High School, in Beccles, were only open for students taking exams.
However, today all of the schools welcomed students again with Seething and Mundham open at 10am and Thurton Primary opening at 10.30am.
Yesterday many rural and residential roads were particularly icy and snowy, with some in Halesworth struggling to leave their driveways.
In Garden Close, Bungay, seven-year-old Destinie Adams made the most of her snow day off from Bungay Primary School by building a six-foot snowman that was ready for the beach complete with a towel, sun glasses and hat.
Mum Claire Adams said people had been lining up taking pictures of the snowman that Destinie had made together with Gemma Loades.
Ms Adams said: “This went out to build a snowman but it ended up a beach babe, it is fantastic. I can’t believe how many people have been taking pictures.”
In Beccles many families and children took to their sledges, while in Halesworth young farmer Tom Welby enjoyed being pulled along on his snowboard by a quad bike.