Snow does not stop rural north Norfolk school from opening

13:58 16 January 2013

Children at Colby Primary with their snowman.

Children at Colby Primary with their snowman.


Lessons continued at a rural north Norfolk primary school today despite freezing conditions and snow.

Chickens in the snow at Colby Primary, near Aylsham.Chickens in the snow at Colby Primary, near Aylsham.

Colby Primary School, near Aylsham, remained open and 71 out of the 135 pupils enjoyed classes and having fun outside.

Headteacher Christine Mead said: “We love learning outside and have wrapped up warm to complete a range of snow activities, including snow art and sculpture building. Staff have also offered exciting extra-curricular workshops such as fencing and sledging.

The chair of governors also led an interactive science experiment workshop for key stage two children.

Mrs Mead added: “Safety for children and staff will always be our main priority and we advised families and staff to stay home today if they had any concerns about conditions. However, we will always strive to stay open if it is safe to do so because every day of school life is special. We will all remember today for a long time to come.”

If you work or have a child at a north Norfolk school which has stayed open today contact reporter Sophie Wyllie by ringing 01263 513160, email or tweet @swyllie

You can also send in your snow pictures from north Norfolk to


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